Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests for assessment of hepatitis b in resource-limited settings

James S. Leathers, M. Belen Pisano, Viviana Re, Gertine van Oord, Amir Sultan, Andre Boonstra, Jose D. Debes

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Abstract

Chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) is the most important cause of liver disease worldwide. There is a need for low-cost tests to aid in diagnosis and management of HBV infection in resource-limited settings. We evaluated the utility of several rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in three different continents (Europe, South America, Africa). The HBsAg RDT showed optimal sensitivity and specificity. The anti-HBeAb RDT showed acceptable sensitivity and excellent specificity. Our results suggest that these RDTs could be used for screening and management of HBV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number98
JournalAnnals of global health
Volume85
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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