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Table 2 Performance and positivity of hepatitis C antibody and RNA viral load tests for veterans seen in 2011, by birth cohort - Atlanta VA Medical Center (n=87,144)

From: Hepatitis C virus screening practices and seropositivity among US veterans born during 1945 – 1965

  HCV Ab performed no. HCV Ab performed % HCV Ab positive no. HCV Ab positive % Confirmatory RNA performed no. Confirmatory RNA % RNA positive no. RNA positive (chronic disease) %*
Overall 41556 47.7% 4107 9.9% 3944 96.0% 3004 73.1%
< 1945 (N = 23702) 8378 35.3% 335 4.0% 305 91.0% 189 56.4%
1945 - 1965 (N = 46668) 25097 53.8% 3644 14.5% 3516 96.5% 2775 76.2%
> 1965 (N = 16774) 8081 48.2% 128 1.6% 123 96.1% 40 31.3%
  1. Note: HCV – Hepatitis C virus, AB – Antibody, no. - Number.
  2. *Percent is calculated using the HCV Ab positive number as the denominator.