The feasibility and acceptability of collecting oral fluid from healthy children for anti-HCV testing

Chatzipantazi, P., Roy, K.M., Cameron, S., Goldberg, D., Welbury, R.R. and Bagg, J. (2004) The feasibility and acceptability of collecting oral fluid from healthy children for anti-HCV testing. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 89(2), 185 -187. (doi:10.1136/adc.2003.031310)

Chatzipantazi, P., Roy, K.M., Cameron, S., Goldberg, D., Welbury, R.R. and Bagg, J. (2004) The feasibility and acceptability of collecting oral fluid from healthy children for anti-HCV testing. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 89(2), 185 -187. (doi:10.1136/adc.2003.031310)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/adc.2003.031310

Abstract

This pilot study investigated the feasibility of surveying, anonymously, HCV infection among healthy children using an oral fluid specimen. Seventy seven per cent of children provided their assent, or where appropriate, consent to participate; 2.8% were anti-HCV positive. Oral fluid collection is acceptable to children and more extensive studies are indicated.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Dr Kirsty and Welbury, Professor Richard and Bagg, Professor Jeremy
Authors: Chatzipantazi, P., Roy, K.M., Cameron, S., Goldberg, D., Welbury, R.R., and Bagg, J.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood
Journal Abbr.:Arch. Dis. Child.
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0003-9888
ISSN (Online):1468-2044

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