Published in Hepatitis Weekly, July 22nd, 1996
While there are a large variety of serological assays available for diagnosing HIV infection, there are far fewer assays for detecting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. An enzyme immunoassay (EIA) is most often used to detect HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibodies to HCV.
Although EIAs are highly accurate and applicable in many situations, alternatives are available and may be needed for remote or economically challenged...
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