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

Watson, J.; Graves, S.; Ferguson, J.; D'Este, C.; Batey, R.
February 2007
Gut;Feb2007, Vol. 56 Issue 2, p306
Academic Journal
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.


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