Nov 3, 2006
which is the defference between rna pcr and hcv rna pcr? thanks!
Response from Dr. McGovern
RNA just refers to a type of virus. There are DNA viruses and RNA viruses. PCR stands for polymerase chain reaction. It is a very sensitive test for detecting virus.
HCV RNA PCR just refers to testing of hepatitis virus by PCR assay. I would consider it equivalent to RNA PCR.
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