Screening for Hepatitis C in Gynecological population

  • Huma Fayyaz
  • Yousaf Latif
  • Rubina Sohail
  • Farrukh Zaman
Keywords: Hepatitis C, Screening.


A prospective study, conducted in department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Services Hospital. One hundred consecutive patients admitted for major gynaecological procedures were screened for hepatitis C during routine investigations. HBC infection was confirmed by anti HCV antibodies; Liver function tests and PCR was offered to those with deranged liver function tests. Seven out of a hundred patients were hepatitis C positive, all with normal liver function tests. One out of seven partners (15%) were HCV positive.