IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis C, Antibody, Confirmatory
Definition : Serology reagents intended to corroborate (i.e., confirm) the results of a previous test for the presence of hepatitis C antibodies. Hepatitis C virus may cause hepatitis, a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase); this virus is transmitted frequently parenterally and possibly by intimate (e.g., sexual) contact. Confirmatory assays usually use a different approach or a more specific methodology than the original test; they typically cost more and/or require more sophisticated devices or greater skill.
Entry Terms : "Hepatitis C Antibody Determination Reagents, Confirmatory" , "Reagents, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis C, Antibody, Confirmatory"
UMDC code : 19411