Hepatitis C Case Study: Lab Interpretation for New Grad NPs

clinical topics gi lab interpretation Jan 07, 2020

Diagnosing hepatitis C is actually super simple, but can trip up new (and experienced!) nurse practitioners.

You may think: "I'm in primary care, do I need to know that?"

It comes up more often than you think. Like when you inherit a patient whose last plan of care for his Hepatitis C is "continue to monitor."

Monitor what? Have they gotten treatment? Do they need to?

Hepatitis C Lab Interpretation Case Study

I got you. Using in a case study, I'll walk you through step-by-step:

  • Which labs to order (and what they mean)
  • Who needs treatment (and who doesn't...yet)
  • How to monitor patients with Hep C (especially when they don't want to go to GI)
  • The next steps depending on your results, and when to refer to GI

PLUS, download a cheat sheet below this video to keep at your desk for quick reference.

Hepatitis C Lab Interpretation Cheat Sheet

We made a cheat sheet to go along with this episode! Download your cheat sheet here.

Lab Interpretation Crash Course

If you liked this episode, it's a sneak preview of how we cover labs inside our comprehensive Lab Interpretation Crash Course. It covers CBC, CMP, Urinalysis, Dipstick & Microscopy, TSH, Lipids & top Endocrine labs in primary care, and comes with lifetime access and continuing education credits! Check it out here.

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