TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER k: COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AND IMMUNIZATIONS
PART 690 CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES CODE
SECTION 690.452 HEPATITIS C, ACUTE INFECTION AND NON-ACUTE CONFIRMED INFECTION (REPORTABLE BY MAIL, TELEPHONE, FACSIMILE OR ELECTRONICALLY, WITHIN SEVEN DAYS)


 

Section 690.452  Hepatitis C, Acute Infection and Non-acute Confirmed Infection (Reportable by mail, telephone, facsimile or electronically, within seven days)

 

a)         Control of Case 

 

1)         Standard precautions shall be followed.

 

2)         Persons 34 years of age and younger and who have a positive confirmatory test for hepatitis C should be investigated to determine if this infection represents an acute or chronic illness and identify factors associated with the infection.

 

3)         Other persons with a confirmatory test for hepatitis C may also be investigated.

 

b)         Control of Contacts

No restrictions. 

 

c)         Laboratory Reporting

Laboratories shall report to the local health authority patients who are anti-HCV positive by immunoassay (e.g., enzyme immunoassay, chemiluminescence immunoassay) with a signal-to-cutoff ratio (S/C) or other parameter predictive of a true positive as determined for the particular assay (S/C shall be included with all test results that are reported) or who test positive for hepatitis C by recombinant immunoblot assay, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or any other supplemental or confirmatory test that may be used.  Results of the alanine aminotranferase testing that are closest in time to the date of the positive hepatitis C result and within three months after the positive test for hepatitis C should be reported concurrently with the positive immunoassay, PCR, immunoblot or other confirmatory test results. Viral genotype results (when performed) should also be reported.  Laboratories not performing confirmatory testing or tests to identify highly positive specimens (e.g., S/C) shall report selected hepatitis C results as requested by the Department.

 

(Source:  Amended at 38 Ill. Reg. 5533, effective February 11, 2014)