Correlation between Hepatitis C Virus Antibodies in Saliva and Serum: A Safe Method for Epidemiological Studies


EREN KUTSOYLU O. Ö., KURUÜZÜM Z., Yuce A.

VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL, vol.26, no.2, pp.65-68, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/vhd.galenos.2020.2020.0007
  • Journal Name: VIRAL HEPATIT DERGISI-VIRAL HEPATITIS JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.65-68
  • Keywords: Hepatitis C virus, epidemiology, antibody, Saliva, HCV ANTIBODY, ORAL FLUID, SPECIMENS, ASSAY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an increasing public health problem in developing countries. A non-invasive method is required as blood sampling is an invasive method for detecting HCV antibodies. In this report, we examined the performance of a commercially available serological kit to detect HCV antibodies in saliva as a possible alternative to serum for epidemiological studies.