Assay of antibodies to hepatitis C virus protein C100-3 in blood donors from Northern Germany
The prevalence of anti-C100-3 increases with age from 0.41% to 1.26%. It is more frequent in donors with elevated ALT (4.5%). Most ALT elevations, however, are not related to anti-C100-3. Low EIA signals (<3 x cutoff) are often non-specific. The cutofï value should be 2.5 times higher. High EIA signals correlate with ALT elevations.
KeywordsReactive Sample Previous Donation Medical Virology Enzyme Immune Assay Occasional Difficulty
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