Detection of Hepatitis C Virus RNA by PCR in Hemophiliac Patients
Emine Sönmez, MD1, Catherine Troisi, PhD1, F. Blaine Hollinger, MD1, Hsiang Ju Lin, PhD1, Mohammed Naem, PhD1.
This study was performed for the detection of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the sera of the hemophiliac patients. A total of 232 frozen (at -30°C) hemophiliac sera were examined. It was found that 114 of the patients (49.13%) had HCV RNA positive sera, 114 of the patients (49.13%) had HCV RNA negative sera and the sera of the 4 patients (1.72%) were considered as indetermined. [Journal of Turgut Özal Medical Center 1996;3(4):294-298]
KeyWords: HCV RNA, PCR, hemophiliac patients