What baby boomers need to know about Hep C

75% of adults infected with HCV are baby boomers. Most of them don’t even know they’re infected, since often there are no symptoms. But over the years, the virus can do serious damage to the liver. Ensuring patients know if they are infected is the first step to getting treatment that could delay or prevent liver damage. Make sure your patients are informed. Download this Hepatitis C patient brochure.


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Test, target, and treat HCV

Determine the right treatment for your HCV patient with drug-resistance testing from Quest. Get important information about NS5A drug-resistance as well as our test codes from this brief overview.


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Protect a generation from HCV

Get the facts about HCV screening for baby boomers, including the latest guideline recommendations. This information sheet also includes the proper test code for baby boomer HCV screening.


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An HCV test for every stage

Count on Quest for diagnostic support in managing your patients' HCV at every step. For ordering codes and a quick summary of all of our tests for HCV screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring, get this handy guide to our comprehensive offering.


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Case study: 62-year-old female with HCV

See how Quest's comprehensive HCV test offering helped this patient and her physician, from initial visit to treatment initiation and monitoring - and from screen to cure.


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Better health starts here

Most people with Hep C may have become infected in the 1970s and 1980s when rates of Hep C were the highest, and before widespread blood-supply screenings were introduced. Testing is critical because Hep C can develop silently for years and if not treated, can be deadly. Know your status so you can talk to your doctor about what steps you can take. Download this poster.


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Why you need to know about 90-90-90

Have you heard of the new 90-90-90 goals for Hepatitis C? The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced aggressive targets for ending the Hepatitis C epidemic by 2030: 90% of people infected are diagnosed 90% of eligible people are treated 90% of those treated are cured Epidemic, you ask? Yes. For just as the spread of AIDS is still regarded as an epidemic, Hepatitis C is considered an impending public health crisis worldwide. In the United States, approximately 3.5 million people are infected with Hepatitis C1. The CDC recently announced that Hep C now kills more Americans each year than 60 other infectious diseases combined, including HIV and tuberculosis2. That makes it the deadliest infectious disease in America today.


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Managing the uptick in tick-borne diseases

The summer months bring warmer weather, time off, vacations and … ticks. In the U.S., the transmission of infections that cause tick-borne diseases occur primarily in the spring and summer, when ticks are most active and more likely to come into contact with your patients.


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Sensitivity or allergy? Know more with allergen component testing.

You’ve seen it many times before: a patient presents with a possible food allergy. He points to a recent reaction—itchiness and vomiting—after eating a cookie containing Brazil nuts, his first encounter. Now he wants to know whether he’s sensitive to the nut, allergic, or if it is something else altogether.


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Taking the risk out of risk identification

As the healthcare industry continues its seismic shift from volume- to value-based care, primary care physicians have had to assume more responsibility for identifying and flagging patient risk.


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