Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 9th, 2009
"Therefore, in this study, a concurrent presence of HCV-RNA was investigated in oral fluid and urine of 80 Pakistani chronic HCV patients. HCV-RNA was detected in 31 (38.8%) oral fluid and 10 (12.5%) urine samples using RT-PCR in all 80 of the patients whose sera tested positive for HCV-RNA," wrote M. Shafique and colleagues.
The researchers concluded: "From this study, it is concluded that, in addition to the blood, HCV RNA can also be found in oral secretions as...
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