Hepatitis C Core Antigen Testing for Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Freiman2016HepatitisCC,
  title={Hepatitis C Core Antigen Testing for Diagnosis of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={J. Morgan Freiman and Trang Thi Minh Tran and Samuel G Schumacher and Laura Forsberg White and S. Ongarello and Jennifer Cohn and Philippa Jane Easterbrook and Benjamin P Linas and Claudia M Denkinger},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={165 5},
  pages={345-55}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection requires both a positive HCV antibody screen and confirmatory nucleic acid testing (NAT). Testing for hepatitis C virus core antigen (HCVcAg) is a potential alternative to NAT. PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of diagnosis of active HCV infection among adults and children for 5 HCVcAg tests compared with NAT. DATA SOURCES EMBASE, PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from 1990 through 31… CONTINUE READING
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