Clinical evaluation of oral fluid samples for diagnosis of viral hepatitis.

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Oral fluid samples were compared with serum samples as a specimen source for hepatitis A, B, and C virus markers. Oral fluid was obtained with a treated absorbent pad and tested by using existing commercial enzyme immunoassays with only minor modifications. Compared with serum sampling the sensitivity and specificity of oral sampling were 100% (51 of 51… (More)

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