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Table 3 Simplifying testing algorithm and lowering the cost of monitoring treatment for HCV in the future

From: The future of viral hepatitis testing: innovations in testing technologies and approaches

  Screening for exposure Confirm viremia Guide treatment Treatment baseline/monitoring Post-treatment Cost of testing
Current Testing scenarios EIA/RDT RNA qual RNA quant Genotyping Toxicity
RNA quant
RNA qual ~220–1100 USD
Future Testing scenarios EIA/RDT/Oral/DBS RNA qual/quant NA RNA qual/quant RNA qual/quant ~15–75 USD