Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 8th, 2004
According to a study from the United States, "determination of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype for infected patients increasingly has become accepted as the standard of care. Genotype assignment helps in assessing disease prognosis and assists in establishing the appropriate duration of treatment. The great genetic diversity of HCV, with 11 major genotypes and >70 subtypes, contributes to the technical difficulty of genotype testing."
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