PathoDetect HCV Genotyping PCR Kit - Real Time PCR
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease (CLD) that can progress to Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. HCV genotyping constitutes the basis for the clinical management of infected patients by providing a predictor of response to therapy and to decide on the length of time required for antiviral treatment. HCV is classified into six major genotypes (1- 6), many subtypes (a, b, c, etc.), based on the genomic sequence heterogeneity. HCV 1 and genotype 3 are found to be the predominant genotypes in the Indian sub-continent. Genotype 1 and 4 are generally associated with a poor response to interferon alone, whereas genotypes 2 and 3 are associated with more favourable responses.
Mylab HCV Genotyping PCR Kit
The PathoDetectTM HCV Genotyping PCR kit is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the genotyping of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in human plasma. Using this kit HCV genotypes 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are detected. The PathodetectTM HCV Genotyping PCR kit is not intended to be used as a screening test for HCV or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HCV infection.