Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Short Communication, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Comparison of Two HCV Confirmatory Tests: MP Diagnostics HCV Blot 3.0 and CHIRON RIBA HCV 3.0

Isabel Montesinos*, Laurence Desomberg and Marie-Luce Delforge
Microbiology Department, Erasme Hospital, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
Corresponding author : Isabel Montesinos, MD, PhD
Microbiology Department, Erasme Hospital, Route de Lennik 808, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 21, 2013 Accepted: September 24, 2013 Published: September 27, 2013
Citation: Montesinos I, Desomberg L, Delforge ML (2013) Comparison of Two HCV Confirmatory Tests: MP Diagnostics HCV Blot 3.0 and CHIRON RIBA HCV 3.0. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 2:3. doi: 10.4172/2329-9541.1000115

Abstract

Comparison of Two HCV Confirmatory Tests: MP Diagnostics HCV Blot 3.0 and CHIRON RIBA HCV 3.0

The aim of this study is to evaluate the MP Diagnostics HCV Blot 3.0 (MP Blot) as a supplemental confirmatory assay for the presence of antibodies to HCV in comparison with CHIRON RIBA HCV 3.0 (RIBA). After the discontinuation of RIBA, other antibody test should be validated for distinguish between resolved HCV infection and biologic false positivity for HCV antibody in persons in whom HCV RNA is not detected.

Keywords: HCV; MP diagnostic blot; RIBA blot; Antibody tests

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