Groups Genomic HCV Detected* N = 31 Genomic HCV not detected N = 19
Group I : Renal Transplant N =11 9 (81.81%) 2 (18.18%)@
Group II : Dialysis N = 17 10 (58.82%) 7 (41.17%)#
Group III : Others N = 22 12 (54.54%) 10 (45.45%)**
Note:
*Antibodies to HCV was detected by third generation ELISA kit in all the 31 specimens in which viral load was detected
#HCV antibodies alone were detected by ELISA in one serum sample obtained from a renal transplant patient
@HCV antibodies alone were detected by ELISA in three serum samples obtained from dialysis patients
**HCV antibodies alone were detected by ELISA in four samples obtained from patients with elevated liver enzymes and renal pathology
Table 1: Comparative analysis of detection of HCV RNA among different groups.