The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Test Kit is a rapid and convenient immunochromatographic in vitro assay for detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C virus in human whole blood or serum. This assay provides only a preliminary result. Clinical expertise and professional judgment should be sought to further evaluate the result of the test.
SUMMARY AND EXPLANATION:
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of hepatitis. The worldwide prevalence of HCV is 0.2% to 2% in blood donors and up to 80% in intravenous drug users. Transmission of HCV is by transfusion and other parenteral means such as sharing of needles, occupational exposure to blood and haemodialysis. Chronic infection can lead to cirrhoses and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, chronic infection is often asymptomatic even in the presence of liver damage discernible on biopsy.
Test Procedure & Result Interpretation:
Ordering Reference Information:
Cat.No Description of Products Format Packing Size Specimen C2201 Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Test Cassette 20T Serum/Plasma/WB