Use of bovine viral diarrhoea virus as an internal control for amplification of hepatitis C virus

A Cleland, P Nettleton, L Jarvis, P Simmonds

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Abstract

Screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) will be mandatory for screening blood and plasma donors in Europe and elsewhere. This study describes an internally controlled, highly sensitive PCR method designed for screening blood donations in pools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-4
Number of pages5
JournalVox Sanguinis
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Animals
  • Blood Donors
  • Cattle
  • Chemistry, Physical
  • Diarrhea Viruses, Bovine Viral
  • Hepacivirus
  • Mass Screening
  • Physicochemical Phenomena
  • Reference Standards
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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