Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

307.212,550.07

Validated qPCR / RT-PCR kit for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

Detection channel: FAM (518nm)

Available in different versions:

-Direct One-Step PCR (extraction-less direct detection)

-One-Step PCR (extraction kit needed)

-Standard PCR (extraction kit and RT step needed)

-Oligo (without PCR mix)

In 100/200/500 reactions, with optional copy number positive control

(Not for use in diagnostic procedures)

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SKU: PCR-00330-K Categories: , , , , ,

Description

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) that primarily affects the liver. During the initial infection people often have mild or no symptoms. Occasionally a fever, dark urine, abdominal pain, and yellow tinged skin occurs. The virus persists in the liver in about 75% to 85% of those initially infected. Early on chronic infection typically has no symptoms. Over many years however, it often leads to liver disease and occasionally cirrhosis. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will develop serious complications such as liver failure, liver cancer, or dilated blood vessels in the esophagus and stomach.

HCV is spread primarily by blood-to-blood contact associated with intravenous drug use, poorly sterilized medical equipment, needlestick injuries in healthcare, and transfusions. It may also be spread from an infected mother to her baby during birth.

An estimated 143 million people (2%) worldwide are infected with hepatitis C as of 2015. It occurs most commonly in Africa and Central and East Asia.

Additional information

Type and quantity

Direct One-Step PCR (100 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (200 reactions), Direct One-Step PCR (500 reactions), One-Step PCR (100 reactions), One-Step PCR (200 reactions), One-Step PCR (500 reactions), Standard PCR (100 reactions), Standard PCR (200 reactions), Standard PCR (500 reactions), Oligo (100 reactions)

Copy number positive control

No, Yes