Improved detection of HCV Infection in hemodialysis patients using a new HCV RNA qualitative assay: experience of a transplant center.

@article{Khan2004ImprovedDO,
  title={Improved detection of HCV Infection in hemodialysis patients using a new HCV RNA qualitative assay: experience of a transplant center.},
  author={Nasreen Khan and Sali Aswad and Hamid Shidban and Mehbobeh Aghajani and Ralph Mendez and Robert Mendez and Lorraine Comanor},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={175-82}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is frequently a silent infection in hemodialysis (HD) patients with a prevalence of 8-10%. Improving HCV detection in this population prior to transplantation is critical both for infection control and optimal patient care. OBJECTIVES To assess the current HCV testing practice of the National Institute for Transplantation (PCR testing of enzyme immunoassay (EIA) positive HD patients) by evaluating a subset of EIA positive and EIA negative samples with the… CONTINUE READING
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