Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 6th, 1999
By conventional serological grouping methods, it is possible to determine hepatitis C virus (HCV) serological groups for genotypes 1a, and 1b, and genotypes 2a, and 2b, but not for other genotypes, i.e., 3a, 3b, 4a, 5a, and 6a.
In this study, M. Kobayashi and colleagues from Kawasaki, Japan's Toranomon Hospital attempted to serologically group HCV with the Murex HCV serotyping 1 to 6 assay (Murex Diagnostics, Kent, UK), using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based on genotype-specific peptides from the NS4 region ("Enzyme-Linked...
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