Fully automated quantitation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in human plasma by the COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan system.


BACKGROUND The measurement of HBV DNA levels has become the most direct and reliable method used for accurate diagnosis and prognosis of acute and chronic HBV infection []. Nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT detection) also reduces the pre-seroconversion window period. The method can be used to aid in the management of HBV infection, by the… (More)