European proficiency testing program for molecular detection and quantitation of hepatitis B virus DNA.

@article{ValentineThon2001EuropeanPT,
  title={European proficiency testing program for molecular detection and quantitation of hepatitis B virus DNA.},
  author={Elizabeth Valentine-Thon and Anton M. van Loon and Jurjen Schirm and Jason Livingood and PaulE. Klapper and Graham M. Cleator},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={
          4407-12
        }
}
External quality control of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA detection remains an important issue. This study reports and compares the results obtained from two different proficiency panels for both the qualitative and quantitative assessment of HBV DNA. The panels were designed by the European Union Quality Control Concerted Action, prepared by Boston Biomedica, Inc., and distributed in May 1999 (panel 1) and February 2000 (panel 2). Each contained two negative samples and six positive samples with… CONTINUE READING
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