A hepatitis C avidity test for determining recent and past infections in both plasma and dried blood spots

Samantha J. Shepherd, Joy Keen, Sharon Hutchinson, Sheila O. Cameron, David J. Goldberg, W. Carman, R.N. Gunson, Celia Aitken

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Abstract

DBS testing has been used successfully to detect HCV antibody positive individuals. Determining how long someone has been infected is important for surveillance initiatives. Antibody avidity is a method that can be used to calculate recency of infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-35
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Hepatitis C
  • avidity test
  • blood test

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