Serum analysis method combining cellulose acetate membrane purification with surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for non-invasive HBV screening.
AbstractA highly sensitive, non-invasive, and rapid HBV (Hepatitis B virus) screening method combining membrane protein purification with silver nanoparticle-based surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) spectroscopy was developed in this study. Reproducible serum protein SERS spectra were obtained from cellulose acetate membrane-purified human serum from 94 HBV patients and 89 normal groups. Tentative assignments of serum protein SERS spectra showed that the HBV patients primarily led to specific biomedical changes of serum protein. Principal components analysis and linear discriminate analysis were introduced to analyse the obtained spectra, with the diagnostic sensitivity of 92.6% and specificity of 77.5% were achieved for differentiating HBV patients from normal groups.