Simple and reliable method for detection and genotyping of hepatitis C virus RNA in dried blood spots stored at room temperature

Mariacarmela Solmone, Enrico Girardi, Francesco Costa, Leopoldo Pucillo, Giuseppe Ippolito, Maria R. Capobianchi

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Abstract

We describe a simple, sensitive, and reproducible method for using whole blood collected onto filter paper (dried blood spots) for detection and genotyping of hepatitis C virus RNA that can be useful in large field studies, particularly in settings where collection, preparation, storage, and shipment of samples at controlled temperature can be difficult.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3512-3514
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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