In the past few years the detection of HCV-RNA by polymerase chain reaction has become a well-established diagnostic tool for patients with chronic hepatitis C. However, the lack of reproducible results between laboratories and the relatively high proportion of false-positive results, has indicated the need for a standardized and reliable polymerase chain reaction assay. In the present study we have analyzed the performance of a commercial, HCV-RNA polymerase chain reaction assay based on a single, combined reverse transcription and amplification reaction and on the use of Uracil-N-glycosilase to prevent carry-over contamination (Amplicor HCV, Roche Molecular Systems).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Hepatology|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1996|
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis C Antibodies
- Polymerase Chain Reaction
- RNA, Viral