Diagnostic testing in hepatitis C virus infection: viral kinetics and genomics.

@article{Pawlotsky2003DiagnosticTI,
  title={Diagnostic testing in hepatitis C virus infection: viral kinetics and genomics.},
  author={Jean Michel Pawlotsky},
  journal={Seminars in liver disease},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 Suppl 1},
  pages={3-11}
}
Virological tools play a major role in the diagnosis of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and in ongoing decision-making based on the patient's virological response to therapy. Virological tools used to assess viral kinetics and viral genomics can also be applied to clinical and translational research, especially in studies aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying HCV treatment failure. Viral kinetics studies are based on quantification of HCV RNA at prescribed intervals during… CONTINUE READING