Comparison of ELISA & rapid screening tests for the diagnosis of HIV, HBV & HCV among blood donors in blood bank of C.C.M. Medical College Durg Chhatishgarh

Prahlad Chandra Agrawal, Shiv Chandraker, Prarabdha Agrawal


Background: HIV,HBV,& HCV is preventable transmitted disease, can accurately & correctly analyse by Elisa ,a superior method than rapid screening  of blood units & its components.

Aim: To see the positive results shown by Elisa method is positive by rapid or not. By this the superiority of method can be decided for screening of blood units in blood bank.

Method: Out of 3650  blood units a sample of 50 elisa reactives were retested by Rapid method & results are analysed & compared.

Only the higher Optical density gives positive result by rapid. Lower Optical density were not detected by rapid method, carry the risk of transmission to recipient.

Result: The result of Elisa is not parallel to rapid test. Many samples reactive by Elisa were not detected positive by rapid due to low OD.

Conclusion: Study shown that Rapid testing of samples for HIV, HBV& HCV are inferior to Elisa, Which is a gold standard for screening of blood donors in blood banks. 


DOI: 10.21276/AABS.1450



Transmitted transfusion Diseases, Hepatitis C virus, Prevalence, Blood units

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