HCV Rapid Test Cassette

A rapid test for the qualitative detection of antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus in serum or plasma.

For professional in vitro diagnostic use only.

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    The HCV Rapid Test Cassette (Serum/Plasma) is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for  the qualitative detection of antibody to Hepatitis C Virus in serum or plasma. HCV Rapid Test  Cassette (Serum/Plasma) is not intended for blood donors and organs testing.


    Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a small, enveloped, positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus. 1 Hepatitis C virus is the cause of hepatitis C and some cancers such as liver cancer  (hepatocellular carcinoma, abbreviated HCC) and lymphomas in humans.2 HCV is now  known to be the major cause of parenterally transmitted non-A, non-B hepatitis. Antibody to  HCV is found in over 80% of patients with well-documented non-A, non-B hepatitis. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of liver diseases including liver cirrhosis and  hepatocellular carcinoma. Approximately 3% of the world population is infected with HCV.  Thus, HCV infection is considered a public healthy challenge. 

    The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major blood borne human pathogen. There are  approximately 120-130 million or 3% of the total world population that are HCV infected. 1 The  epidemic caused by HCV affects all regions, with major differences between and within  countries. The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region and the European Region have the  highest reported prevalence of HCV. 

    Conventional methods fail to isolate the virus in cell culture or visualize it by electron  microscope. Cloning the viral genome has made it possible to develop serologic assays that  use recombinant antigens. 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. RDTs, including oral tests, have excellent sensitivity  and specificity compared to laboratory-based methods for HCV antibody detection across a  wide range of settings.


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    HCV Rapid Test CE