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VIDEO: Antigen test could simplify HCV screening




SAN FRANCISCO – Hepatitis C testing can be time consuming, expensive, and not widely available, but a new test focused on hepatitis C antigen detection might simplify the process and reduce its costs.

“Our goal was to develop a simple, one-stop test, “said Dr. Ke-Qin Hu of UC Irvine Medical Center, Orange, Calif. “Hepatitis C virus antigens would be good candidates for this.”

In an interview at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, Dr. Hu discussed the findings from studies of the antigen test, and the test’s potential to improve hepatitis C screening and diagnosis.

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