[Positive predictability and predictive factors of the third generation anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) ELISA test for HCV infection].

@article{Kim2005PositivePA,
  title={[Positive predictability and predictive factors of the third generation anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) ELISA test for HCV infection].},
  author={Young Ki Kim and Byung Ho Kim and Eun Jin and Ki Deuk Nam and Jae Young Jang and Nam Hoon Kim and Sang Kil Lee and Kwang Ro Joo and Seok Ho Dong and Hyo Jong Kim and Young Woon Chang and Joung Il Lee and Rin Chang},
  journal={The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          181-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Anti-HCV positivity suggests past or present infection of HCV, or false positivity. The positive predictability of this test can differ according to the subjects. This study examines the positive predictability of the third generation anti-HCV ELISA and factors predicting HCV infection with special emphasis on the significance of the anti-HCV sample/cut-off (S/CO) ratio. METHODS One hundred and ninety patients who were anti-HCV positive were enrolled, from November 1998 to… CONTINUE READING