Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

Users Online : 16089

Original article / research
Year : 2018 | Month : August | Volume : 12 | Issue : 8 | Page : DC14 - DC17

Evaluation of Performance Characteristics of Enzyme Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA) and Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for HBV, HIV and HCV Infections

Dipmala Das, Sudipta Roy, Suman Mondal

1. Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India. 3. Senior Laboratory Technologist, Department of Microbiology, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Sudipta Roy,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, IQ City Medical College, Bijra, Durgapur-713206, West Bengal, India.


Introduction: The incidence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in India has increased over the past two decades. These infections cause significant mortality and morbidity. This increasing trend is alarming and is emerging as a global health problem. India has one of the largest reservoirs of HIV, HBV and HCV and many of its cases remain undetected. Due to the large sero-prevalence in India, serological tests for HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV are done for diagnosing the respective diseases, and screening of antenatal, preoperative cases and of blood donors.

Aim: To find out the efficacy of Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) and Enzyme Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA) in comparison to Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) for diagnosis of HBV, HCV and HIV infections in patients.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study presented a comparative analysis of test results of HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV antibodies by different methods namely RDT and ECLIA taking ELISA as reference standard. A total of 198 serum samples were taken from patients and tests were done for HBsAg, anti-HCV and anti-HIV by three different methods i.e. ECLIA, RDT and ELISA and sensitivity, specificity, Positive Predictive Value (PPV), Negative Predictive Value (NPV) and accuracy were calculated. The agreement between the results was computed using Kappa coefficient.

Results: The findings demonstrated that for HBsAg, the results of RDT and ECLIA were same. For anti-HIV 1 and 2, sensitivity of RDT and ECLIA was similar. For anti-HCV, ECLIA showed better sensitivity than RDT and RDT showed better specificity than ECLIA. Strength of agreement was almost perfect for HBsAg and anti-HIV, where as for anti-HCV it was substantial.

Conclusion: There were some variations in certain results by different methods. It was observed that RDT and ECLIA are good screening tests for HIV and HBV infections. On the other hand, we inferred that for HCV, ECLIA is a better screening test than RDT.


Antenatal, Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, Hepatitis, Negative predictive value, Positive predictive value, Serological tests, Sensitivity, Specificity

How to cite this article :

Dipmala Das, Sudipta Roy, Suman Mondal. EVALUATION OF PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ENZYME CHEMILUMINESCENCE IMMUNOASSAY (ECLIA) AND RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST (RDT) FOR HBV, HIV AND HCV INFECTIONS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 August [cited: 2018 Jul 22 ]; 12:DC14-DC17. Available from

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35169.11877

Date of Submission: Dec 15, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jan 30, 2018
Date of Acceptance: May 19, 2018
Date of Publishing: Aug 01, 2018


JCDR is now Monthly and more widely Indexed .
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science, thomsonreuters)
  • Index Copernicus ICV 2016: 132.37
  • Academic Search Complete Database
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • EBSCOhost
  • Embase & EMbiology
  • Google Scholar
  • HINARI Access to Research in Health Programme
  • Indian Science Abstracts (ISA)
  • Journal seek Database
  • Google
  • Popline (reproductive health literature)