The recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) for HCV antibodies is used as a supplementary or confirmatory test for EIA or CIA results by many clinical laboratories owing to its higher specificity.
What does RIBA stand for?
RIBA stands for Recombinant Immunoblot Assay
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Although adopting an S/CO ratio as a criterion for referring for further testing by recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) has been advocated by some groups (3), our data show that this criterion may be misleading and would deny a confirmatory diagnosis by giving false-negative results for many persons.
The true prevalence may be lower because some positive HCV ELISA results may be due to cross-reactivity, and the reliability of recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) as a confirmatory assay is unclear (2,3).
The use of a recombinant immunoblot assay in the interpretation of anti-hepatitis C virus reactivity among prospectively followed patients, implicated donors, and random donors.
0 ELISA test system, Ortho Diagnostics), and positive results were confirmed by a recombinant immunoblot assay (Chiron RIBA HCV 3.
In cases where serum HCV antibody detection may be falsely positive by ELISA, a recombinant immunoblot assay (RIBA) can be helpful.