HCV RAPID CARD TEST
Pre-test preparation or requirements
• Sample can be drawn at any time. No fasting or special preparation required.
• Sample should taken in plain vial.
Significance of test
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has been identified as the main etiological agent of Non A- Non B hepatitis accounting for 80-90 cases of transfusion hepatitis cases. HCV is transmitted primarily through par enteral routes. HCV antibodies have been found in patients with acute or chronic forms of Hepatitis C and in many asymptomatic donors. Diagnosis of this infectious disease should not be based on results of this test alone, and a clinical correlation is essential for the same.