An evaluation of different saliva collection methods for detection of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV).

@article{Cruz2012AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of different saliva collection methods for detection of antibodies against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV).},
  author={Helena Medina Cruz and Vanessa Alves Marques and Cristiane Alves Villela-Nogueira and {\'O} KyciaMariaRodriguesdo and Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez and Elisabeth Lampe and Livia Melo Villar},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={
          793-800
        }
}
BACKGROUND Saliva samples can be used as an alternative fluid for against hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) detection owing to the ease of collection and excellent acceptability. This study was conducted to optimize a commercial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) to detect anti-HCV in saliva samples. METHODS Ninety-six individuals donated paired serum and saliva samples that were obtained, using a commercial device (Salivette) and spitting into a sterile container. Initially, elution buffer for the… CONTINUE READING
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