FDA OKs test that IDs hepatitis C virus genotypes

06/21/2013 | HealthDay News · GenomeWeb Daily News (free registration)

The FDA has approved the Abbott RealTime HCV Genotype II test, which can help doctors guide treatment by differentiating genotypes 1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the hepatitis C virus. The new test is intended for use in patients known to have the infection and not as a diagnostic test or a screening tool for blood, according to the FDA.

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