TITLE

Hepatitis C virus RNA quantitation and degradation studies in whole blood samples in vitro

AUTHOR(S)
Watson, J.; Graves, S.; Ferguson, J.; D'Este, C.; Batey, R.
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Gut;Feb2007, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p306
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which examines the effect of environmental conditions on hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA titres after blood has been taken from the patient. Serial plasma samples from participants were tested using the Roche Amplicor HCV quantitative polymerase chain reaction kits to assess RNA titres. Results suggest that HCV RNA titres may remain viable for at least 24-hours at room temperature.
ACCESSION #
24040279

 

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