Multicenter Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert Hepatitis C Virus Viral Load Assay.

@article{McHugh2017MulticenterEO,
  title={Multicenter Evaluation of the Cepheid Xpert Hepatitis C Virus Viral Load Assay.},
  author={M P McHugh and Alan H. B. Wu and St{\'e}phane Chevaliez and Jean-Michel Pawlotsky and Marie Hallin and K. E. Templeton},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={1550-1556}
}
Viral load monitoring for hepatitis C virus (HCV) is necessary to diagnose infection and monitor response to therapy, but the tests involved are currently confined to specialist institutions. There is a need for a fast, accurate assay with limited operator input to enhance the access to viral load monitoring. We evaluated the quantification of HCV RNA in serum and plasma by the Cepheid Xpert HCV Viral Load assay in comparison to the Abbott RealTime HCV assay. Serum and plasma samples were… CONTINUE READING