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Evaluating Enyzme Immunoassay (EIA) Result for Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with possible viral hepatitis C (HCV) using the testing algorithm of Dufour et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Gastroenterology

Objective:

laboratory tests, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

B17.1, B18.2

Description:

Dufour et al developed an algorithm for evaluating enzyme immunoassay (EIA) results for antibodies to hepatitis C virus (HCV). This can be used to efficiently evaluate a patient for HCV infection. The authors are from the Veterans Affairs Medicial Center, National Institute of Digestive, Diabetes, and Kidney Diseases, and George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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