Sep 7, 2008
Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to know how Genotypes of Hepatitis B are detected and is it necessary to know themm for the treatment?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
There are blood tests to detect the genotype, usually referred to as HBV genotype A to H. They are geographically diverse around the world. There is some data on treatment response differences between genotypes, however, this is still being sorted out.
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