We recently published a report validating point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) for the diagnosis of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in serum. In the current report, we validated a whole-blood RDT for HBsAg in the form of a test-strip. The test was validated in 55 HBV positive individuals across all geno-types other than F, and in 20 HBV negative individuals in the Netherlands. The RDT showed 100% sensi-tivity and specificity. The low cost and use in whole blood allows this RDT to be useful in resource-limited locations, further validation in such settings will be of importance.

doi.org/10.5334/aogh.2866, hdl.handle.net/1765/127497
Annals of Global Health
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Debes, J.D, van Oord, G.W, & Boonstra, P.A. (2020). Validation of whole blood rapid diagnosis test for hepatitis b. Annals of Global Health, 86(1). doi:10.5334/aogh.2866