Performance characteristics of a combined hepatitis C virus core antigen and anti-hepatitis C virus antibody test in different patient groups.

@article{Yang2011PerformanceCO,
  title={Performance characteristics of a combined hepatitis C virus core antigen and anti-hepatitis C virus antibody test in different patient groups.},
  author={Jeng-Fu Yang and Y. T. Lin and Meng-Hsuan Hsieh and Chiu-Hung Tsai and Shu-fen Liu and Ming-Lung Yu and C. Y. Dai and Jee-Fu Huang and W Lin and Z. Y. Lin and Shinn-Chern Chen and W P Chuang},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={258-63}
}
We evaluated the performance of a hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen/antibody combination test [Murex HCV Antigen/Antibody Combination Test (Murex Ag/Ab test)] by comparing it with the current third-generation HCV antibody enzyme immunoassay (anti-HCV). A total of 403 serum samples were consecutively collected from four patient groups: healthy controls (n=100); HCV-infected patients (HCV group, n=102); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/HCV-infected patients (HIV/HCV group, n=100); and patients… CONTINUE READING

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