IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis C, Core Antigen
Definition : Serology reagents intended to detect core antigens to hepatitis C virus, an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. Hepatitis C virus may cause hepatitis, a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase); this virus is transmitted frequently parenterally and possibly by intimate (e.g., sexual) contact. Tests using these reagents currently are not widely utilized; tests using these reagents have questionable clinical usefulness, and easier or less expensive tests are available.
Entry Terms : "Hepatitis C Antigen Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis C, Core Antigen"
UMDC code : 19062