Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 14th, 2005
"Quantitation of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA is often performed in specimens that have been frozen and thawed more than once. It is important to establish whether viral load measurements are affected by repeated freeze-thaw cycles. The effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles on HBV DNA quantitation was carried out by testing serum specimens subjected to 1 (baseline) to 10 cycles with the appropriate Digene Hybrid Capture System," scientists in Turkey report.
"Five HBV DNA-positive samples were selected at random from sera with concentrations ranging from 7 pg/ml to 3529 pg/ml and they...
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