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Title: Mini review: Current molecular methods for the detection and quantification of hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus type 1
Authors: Albertoni, Guilherme Ambrozio [UNIFESP]
Girão, Manoel João Batista Castello
Schor, Nestor [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Colsan Assoc Beneficente Coleta Sangue
Keywords: NAT testing
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2014
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: International Journal of Infectious Diseases. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 25, p. 145-149, 2014.
Abstract: The detection of acute human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is vital for controlling the spread of HIV, HBV, and HCV to uninfected individuals. Considering that these viruses have high replication rates and are undetectable by serological markers, early detection upon transmission is crucial. Various nucleic acid assays have been developed for diagnostics and therapeutic monitoring of infections. in the past decade, rapid and sensitive molecular techniques such as PCR have revolutionized the detection of a variety of infectious viruses, including HIV, HCV, and HBV. Here, we describe two of the most commonly used licensed methods for the detection and quantification of HIV, HCV, and HBV: the cobas TaqScreen MPX (PCR) test and the Tigris System. We used transcription-mediated amplification to review and compare the development and efficiency of these technologies. (C) 2014 the Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of International Society for Infectious Diseases.
ISSN: 1201-9712
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