Indication - Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection
Qualitative or quantitative HCV nucleic acid test
Facility level:
Assay formats
Status history
First added in 2018
Changed in 2020
Purpose type
Diagnosis, Monitoring
To diagnose viraemic HCV and to monitor response to treatment, and as a test of cure
Specimen types
Capillary whole blood, Venous whole blood, Serum, Plasma, Dried blood spots
WHO prequalified or recommended products
WHO supporting documents
ICD11 code: 1E51.1

Summary of SAGE IVD recommendation

The selection of the disease specific diagnostics tests for the EDL took into account the relevant priority diseases for the WHO such as HIV infection, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis B and C, syphilis and HPV infection. For these diseases there are WHO guidelines and technical reports, including recommendations for the appropriate IVDs. These documents are the result of significant evidence review and formed the basis for the inclusion of these IVDs in the EDL.

Details of submission from 2020

The inclusion of this entry was based on WHO guidelines and technical reports that include recommendations for the appropriate IVDs.