Reagents, Serology, Virus, Hepatitis A, Antigen, Confirmatory
Definition : Serology reagents intended to corroborate (i.e., confirm) the results of a previous test for the presence of hepatitis A antigens. Hepatitis A virus may cause hepatitis, a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase). Confirmatory assays frequently use a different approach or a more specific methodology than the original test; they typically cost more and/or require more sophisticated devices or greater skill. Tests using these reagents currently are not widely utilized; easier or less expensive tests may be available, and these reagents may have questionable clinical usefulness.
Entry Terms : "Hepatitis A Antigen Determination Reagents, Confirmatory"
UMDC code : 19405