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Test Performance Characteristics of Anti-HEV IgG Assays Strongly Influence Hepatitis E Seroprevalence Estimates

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Wenzel, Jürgen J. ; Preiss, Julia ; Schemmerer, Mathias ; Huber, Barbara ; Jilg, Wolfgang
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Hepatitis E virus (HEV) seroprevalences of 0.3%–53% were reported from industrialized countries. Because these estimates may be influenced by detection assays, this study compares 3 frequently used tests for HEV detection: the MP Diagnostics HEV immunoglobulin G (IgG) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), the Axiom Diagnostics HEV IgG enzyme immunoassay (EIA), and the Mikrogen recomLine HEV ...


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