Labor and cost requirements of two commercial assays for qualitative molecular detection of hepatitis C virus.

@article{Schrijver2002LaborAC,
  title={Labor and cost requirements of two commercial assays for qualitative molecular detection of hepatitis C virus.},
  author={Iris Schrijver and Ellen Jo Baron},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={3476-7}
}
The Bayer transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) and the Roche PCR Amplicor version 2.0 molecular assays for the qualitative detection of hepatitis C virus were compared for cost, hands-on time, assay duration, and complexity. The TMA assay compares well to PCR and may be especially useful for laboratories with large numbers of test requests.