Diagnosis of hepatitis C virus genotype 2k/1b needs NS5B sequencing

Steven De Keukeleire, Patrick Descheemaeker, Marijke Reynders
International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID 2015, 41: 1-2
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is probably the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. The correct identification of HCV genotype has important clinical implications as a marker of responsiveness to antiviral therapy and serves as a guideline for the duration of treatment. The VERSANT HCV Genotype 2.0 Assay failed to detect HCV genotype 2k/1b. HCV genotype 2k/1b detection requires NS5B sequencing.

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