Published in Hepatitis Weekly, October 28th, 1996
Several methods have been developed to identify hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotypes, including PCR amplification of HCV cDNA with type-specific primers, restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of PCR amplicons, molecular hybridization of type-specific probes to PCR-amplified HCV cDNA, genome amplification and sequencing and identification of type-specific antibodies using ELISA.
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