DETECTION OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS IN BLOOD DONORS; CORRELATION OF HEPATITIS C WITH INTRAVENOUS DRUG USE/ABUSE/ADDICT, TYPE OF BLOOD DONOR AND MULTIPLE-PRICKS

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Imran Ashraf
Yasir Mehmood
Hammad Yousaf
Syed Saeed ul hassan
Hamayun Riaz
Faizan Sarwar

Abstract

Objective: To Detect the Hepatitis C virus in blood donors and its correlation with intravenous drug use, type of blood
donor and multiple-prick
Material and Methods: This study was conducted on the blood donors of Services hospital Lahore-Pakistan, from
November 2016 to December 2016.It included 44 patients and the main aim was detection of Hepatitis C percentage in
blood donors as well as the correlation of Hepatitis C with the foremost variables in the study conduct. These variables
include the Intravenous drug use/abuse/addict as the first factor and multiple prick as the second variable by relating
it with the type of donor.
Results: There are various types of Hepatitis C on the basis of genotype. The Hepatitis C is diagnosed by the numbers
of test. The test most probably used in this study is commercially available test kits. Other tests are ELISA and PCR
test used for the diagnosis of Hepatitis C
Conclusion: HCV is infrequent among donors in Services Hospital of Pakistan

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