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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(3): 169-175
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.020


Immunoassay Test for Evaluation of Seroprevalence of HBV and HCV Infection among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital
P. Prabina1, S. Jayanthi1*, A.S. Shameem Banuand S.R. Sakunthala2  
1Department of Microbiology
2Department of General Medicine, CARE-Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Viral Hepatitis is a major healthcare problem worldwide and is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Aim of the study is to assess the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viral infection among patients attending a tertiary care hospital. A prospective study was done from a period of 20 months (May 2016 to December 2017) on patients attending a tertiary care hospital. Serum samples were taken from patients for testing HBV and HCV infection using rapid immunochromatographic test and ELISA. A total number of 39874 patients were screened for HBsAg and anti HCV Ab. Among them; 249 were HBsAg positive (0.62%), 51 were anti HCV Ab positive (0.1%). Majority of the HBsAg positive patients belonged to age group 38-47 years (28.1%) and anti HCV Ab positive patients belonged to age group 58- 67 years (47.0%). Only one patient was found with a co-infection with both HBsAg and HCV positive. The screening of Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C viral infection among the patients attending a tertiary care hospital enlightens the details of seropositive being unnoticed.


Keywords: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Anti HCV Ab, Seroprevalence, Immunoassay test
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Prabina, P., S. Jayanthi,  A.S. Shameem Banu and Sakunthala, S.R. 2018. Immunoassay Test for Evaluation of Seroprevalence of HBV and HCV Infection among Patients Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(3): 169-175. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.703.020