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Evaluation of Quantitative PCR and Branched-Chain DNA Assay for Detection of Hepatitis B Virus DNA in Sera from Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Liver Transplant Patients

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American Society for Microbiology
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PMC
Keywords
  • Virology
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  • Medicine

Abstract

This study evaluated the applicability of quantitative PCR (Q-PCR) and branched-chain DNA assays for detection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA in sera. For 42 samples, the detection rates were 81 and 41%, respectively, with a correlation coefficient of 0.633. The Q-PCR is useful for early monitoring of HBV load in high-risk patients.

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