Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 17th, 2003
According to researchers in Germany, "we examined the feasibility of detecting hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) specimens obtained by thin-needle biopsy (TNB). Specimens obtained by large-needle biopsy (LNB) and unfixed frozen tissue served as controls. A total of 23 biopsy specimens, 13 obtained by TNB and 10 by LNB, from 20 patients with chronic hepatitis C were included in the study."
"HCV RNA was detected by nested reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)," wrote S. Vogt and colleagues, Otto Von Guericke University,...
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