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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis A, Antigen

Definition : Serology reagents intended to detect antigens to hepatitis A viruses, typically RNA viruses of the genus Picornavirus, family Picornaviridae. These viruses may cause hepatitis, a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase); hepatitis A viruses are almost exclusively transmitted by the fecal-oral route or via contaminated food or water, although parenteral transmission is possible. Tests using these reagents currently are not widely utilized; easier or less expensive tests are available, and tests using the reagent may have questionable clinical usefulness.

Entry Terms : "Hepatitis A Antigen Determination Reagents" , "Reagents, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis A, Antigen"

UMDC code : 19404

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