COMPARISON OF HCV RNA AND HCV CORE ANTIGEN IN GENOTYPE 1 CHRONIC HEPATITIS C PATIENTS


Karabay O., Ogutlu A., Ankarali H. , Ozdemir F., Karabay M., Gozdas H. T.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, cilt.30, ss.1025-1028, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1025-1028

Özet

Background: Anti-HCV test is currently used in the diagnosis of hepatitis C, while hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid (HCV RNA) is used in the determination of viral load. Recently developed hepatitis C virus core antigen (HCV Ag) test is also used in the diagnosis of hepatitis C. The aim of this study was to compare HCV Ag and quantitative HCV RNA in terms of sensitivity and specificity as well as pharmacoeconomic footprint.