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A saliva based test for hepatitis C is proving to be more sensitive and less invasive than the previously utilized tests based on blood tests. Investigation on kidney patients showed that conventional serum hepatitis C test were 63% sensitive, while the saliva test was 94% sensitive, proving it to be the better test. Further research is required before the new investigation can be implemented on a world scale, but it is providing a cheaper and more accessible means of testing for the viral liver disease.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New Kerla.com
About: New Hep C diagnostic test
Date: 25 December 2005
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