Cost Effectiveness of Testing Strategies for Chronic Hepatitis C

OBJECTIVE:This paper compares nine strategies for determining hepatitis C antibody and viral status. They combine two tests for antibodies (enzyme immunoassays (EIA), recombinant immunoblot assays (RIBA)) and one for viremia (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR)). Using optical density to divide EIA results into three categories (high… CONTINUE READING