[Meta-analysis for the pooled sensitivity and specificity of hepatitis B surface antigen rapid tests].

@article{Hwang2008MetaanalysisFT,
  title={[Meta-analysis for the pooled sensitivity and specificity of hepatitis B surface antigen rapid tests].},
  author={Sang Hyun Hwang and Heung Bum Oh and Sung Eun Choi and Hyung Hoi Kim and Chulhun L Chang and Eun Yup Lee and Han Chul Son},
  journal={The Korean journal of laboratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={160-8}
}
BACKGROUND Although hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) rapid test based on immunochromatographic assay (ICA) is now widely used, the test has not been evaluated sufficiently enough to validate its performance. Thus, it is important to summarize the clinical performance of the test kits. In this study, we performed meta-analysis for the performance of the HBsAg rapid tests. METHODS PubMed database was searched using keywords about the accuracy of diagnostic tests for hepatitis B virus (HBV… CONTINUE READING