Hepatitis C Test (HCV)
The Hepatitis C virus is a small, enveloped, positive-sense, single stranded RNA Virus. It is recognized as a major agent of chronic hepatitis, transfusion acquired liver disease throughout the world. Compared to the first generation HCV EIAs using single recombinant antigen, multiple antigens using recombinant protein and/or synthetic peptides have been added in new serologic tests to avoid nonspecific cross-reactivity and to increase the sensitivity of the HCV antibody tests.
Chemtrue® One-step HCV Antibody Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of antibody to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in human serum or plasma.
Test results: 15 minutes
Long shelf life: 24 months at room temperature
Application Range: Physical Examination Center, Dept of Internal Medicine, Infectious disease dept, Clinical Laboratory