New automated hepatitis C virus (HCV) core antigen assay as an alternative to real-time PCR for HCV RNA quantification

Yongjung Park, Jong Han Lee, Beom Seok Kim, Do Young Kim, Kwang Hyub Han, Hyon Suk Kim

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An automated hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen (Ag) assay was evaluated with clinical samples. Determination of HCV Ag and RNA levels in 282 subjects using Abbott HCV Ag and Roche Cobas TaqMan assays revealed that these two tests were highly correlated (r = 0.9464). Thus, the HCV Ag assay could be an alternative test to quantitative reverse transcription-PCR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253-2256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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