Second generation hepatitis C virus assays: performance when testing African sera.

@article{Callahan1993SecondGH,
  title={Second generation hepatitis C virus assays: performance when testing African sera.},
  author={Janice D Callahan and Niel T. Constantine and Peter Kataaha and Xinxin Zhang and Kenneth Craig Hyams and Jacqueline A Bansal},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1993},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={35-8}
}
Sera were collected from 426 volunteers in Uganda at high and low risk for acquisition of hepatitis C virus (HCV). All samples were tested by the Ortho HCV second generation ELISA (S1) and by the INNOTEST HCV Ab second generation enzyme immunoassay, (S2), (Innogenetics, Antwerpen, Belgium). Sera that were repeatedly reactive by either screening assay were further tested by each of two different HCV supplemental/confirmatory assays: a second generation recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA, Ortho… CONTINUE READING

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