Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 22nd, 2003
"Monitoring of hepatitis B virus (HBV) levels in serum plays an important role in the management of chronic hepatitis B in patients receiving lamivudine. We evaluated the usefulness of real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (TaqMan PCR) for the measurement of HBV DNA. The subjects were 22 patients with chronic hepatitis B treated with lamivudine for 4-12 months," scientists in Japan reported.
"HBV DNA was measured by TaqMan PCR. For comparison, HBV DNA was also measured in 88 sera by branched DNA (bDNA) assay, transcription-mediated amplification (TMA) assay, and...
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