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Hepatitis C Signal To Cut Off

Reflex Threshold Of Signal

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  • Jie PanNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Xin LiNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Guowei HeThe Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Shuai YuanNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Pingfeng FengNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Xiuming ZhangZhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
  • Yurong QiuNanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Hepatitis C Antibody With Reflex To Pcr

Hepatitis C Ab w/RFLX PCR
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Hepatitis C Antibody w/Reflex PCR
Description

The Qualitative detection of Hepatitis C virus IgG and IgM antibodies in human sera by the FDA approved Abbott ARCHITECT Anti-HCV test two-step chemiluminescent immunoassay.

In the first step, sample, assay diluent, and recombinant HCV antigen coated paramagnetic microparticles are combined. Anti-HCV present in the sample binds to the rHCV coated microparticles. In the second step, anti-human IgG/IgM acridinium-labeled conjugate is added, which binds to IgG and IgM anti-HCV. Then pre-trigger and trigger solutions are added to the reaction mixture. The resulting chemiluminescent reaction is measured as relative light units .

The presence or absence of IgG/IgM anti-HCV in the sample is determined by comparing the chemiluminescent signal in the reaction to the cutoff signal determined from an ARCHITECT Anti-HCV calibration. Specimens with signal to cutoff values 1.00 are considered reactive for IgG/IgM anti-HCV. Specimens with S/CO values < 0.79 are considered nonreactive and specimens with S/CO values between 0.80 and 0.99 are Indeterminate.

Reactive anti-HCV will reflex to Hepatitis C RNA, Quantitative for confirmation with an additional charge.

For anti-HCV testing without PCR reflex for REACTIVE results, see Hepatitis C Antibody without PCR reflex on reactive samples .

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What Do The Results Mean

There are two results from a hepatitis C antibody test.

  • A non-reactive or negative test result means that the person does not have the virus. The exception is if someone has come into contact with the virus recently, such as through contaminated blood. If this is the case, they will need to have another test.
  • A reactive or positive test result means that the person has had the virus at some point but does not mean that they still have it. Further tests will be needed to check whether the virus is still active in the body and if treatment will be required.

Once diagnosed with hepatitis C, a person will need to undergo a series of different tests to see how the virus has affected their body.

These tests will check for any liver damage, identify how well the liver is working, and help a healthcare professional to decide on treatment.

Hepatitis C is treated with medication known as an antiviral. It gets this name because it aims to clear the virus out of the body.

Another aim of the medication is to slow down damage to the liver. It may also reduce the chance of a person getting liver cancer or developing serious liver scarring, known as cirrhosis.

A person with hepatitis C will require regular testing during treatment to see how well the medication is working. Keeping healthy, getting enough sleep, and avoiding drugs and alcohol can help treatment to work.

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Ecl Immunoassay For Anti

An ECL immunoassay was applied for anti-HCV testing using the Elecsys anti-HCV II assay on the Cobas 601 analyser . The kit was a third-generation test using peptides and recombinant antigens representing the core, NS3, and NS4 to capture the corresponding antibodies. The results were expressed as signal-to-cutoff ratios: S/CO< 1.0 indicated anti-HCV nonreactivity, and S/CO1.0 indicated anti-HCV reactivity. All S/CO1.0 sera were retested in duplicate according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If either of the two results remained S/CO1.0, then the subject was considered anti-HCV reactive. The anti-HCV reactive sera were retested using an Architect anti-HCV reagent kit.

Comparing The Four Anti

(PDF) Significance of Anti

The four assays showed great performance in diagnosing viremia specimens and all 264 HCV RNA specimens displayed positive anti-HCV results. In this HCV RNA group, the two CIA assays generated overall higher anti-HCV S/Co values than the two EIA assays. The S/Co values in this group were all greater than 4 using Elecsys-ECLIA. Except one sample between 1 and 2.5, the S/Co values were all greater than 4 using Ortho-ELISA. Except two samples between 2.5 and 4, the S/Co values were all greater than 4 using Architect-CMIA. The S/Co values from Murex-ELISA were higher than 4 in 213 specimens , between 2.5 and 4 in 29 specimens , and between 1 and 2.5 in 22 specimens .

Table 1 HCV infection status in relation to four S/Co ranges in four assays

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My Hepatitis C Antibody Test Is Non Reactive And My Signal C/o Ratio Is 001 Do They Use The Signal To Cut Off Ratio Even If Antibody Test Is Negativ

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The Usefulness Of Anti

Farzaneh Tavassoli1

1Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, IR Iran

How to Cite: Ranjbar Kermani F, Sharifi Z, Ferdowsian F, Paz Z, Tavassoli F. The Usefulness of Anti-HCV Signal to Cut-off Ratio in Predicting Viremia in Anti-HCV in Patients With Hepatitis C Virus Infection. Jundishapur J Microbiol. 2015 8:e17841. doi: 10.5812/jjm.82015.17841.

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Detection Of Hepatitis C Viral Load

The Real-Time HCV assay was performed to quantify the HCV viral load in all the specimens. The assay had a linear range of 12 IU/mL to 100 million IU/mL . The Limit of Detection of this assay is 12 IU/mL , equivalent to the lower limit of quantitation . The sensitivity for the assay was 12 IU/mL for the 0.5 mL specimen volume and the specificity was 99.5%. HCV viral load1.08 log IU/mL was considered as positive.

Other Hepatitis C Tests

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After an individual has received a reactive or positive result from a hepatitis C antibody test, they will need to have two follow-up tests.

The first test checks to see whether a person still has the virus the other measures the amount of the virus in the blood.

The first test is the hep C RNA qualitative test, also known as the PCR test. A positive result means that a person has the hepatitis C virus. A negative result means that the body has cleared the virus without treatment.

The second test is the hep C RNA quantitative test. The result of this test is given as a number rather than a positive or negative. This is because the test compares the amount of the virus in the body before, during, and after treatment.

The number given as a result of this test is known as the viral load. The lower amount of the hepatitis C virus in the blood, the better the chances that a person can eliminate the virus from their body.

After hepatitis C virus is diagnosed, other tests may be needed:

Certain behaviors, experiences, and medical procedures increase the risk of getting the hepatitis C virus, which is transmitted by contact with blood.

The following are risk factors for contracting the virus:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advise all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C. Baby boomers are people born between 1945 and 1965. They are five times more likely to have the virus than other adults.

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Recombinant Immunoblot Assay For Anti

Specimens with reactive anti-HCV results were further tested with RIBAs to confirm anti-HCV positivity using a recombinant immunoblot kit for antibodies against the hepatitis C virus . The nitrocellulose strips contained seven bands for the core, NS3, NS4-1, NS4-2, and NS5 antigens as well as control A and control B. The result was defined as negative,±, 1+, or 2+by comparing the colour of the antigen band with control A. Anti-HCV positivity was defined as the presence of at least two antigens with greater than or equal to 1+ reactivity. An indeterminate result was defined by only one band scoring1+. Anti-HCV negativity was defined by the absence of antigens scoring1+. The tests were performed according to the manufacturers instructions by technicians with more than 10 years of experience.

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