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Reagents, Molecular Assay, Infection, Virus, Hepatitis C, Genotype

Definition : Molecular assay reagents intended to identify hepatitis C virus, an RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae, by detecting the specific genetic constitution (i.e., the genotype) of the target virus. Hepatitis C virus genotypes may cause hepatitis, a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase); these viruses are transmitted parenterally and possibly by intimate (e.g., sexual) contact.

UMDC code : 22290


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Focus Diagnostics Inc

As part of the Quest Diagnostics family, Focus Diagnostics, Inc. is committed to providing proven and reliable products its customers have grown accustomed to throughout the years. Since its founding in 1978, Focus Diagnostics has grown its business from specialized laboratory testing to manufacturing its high-quality laboratory tests for hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. These manufactured tests are built in response to diagnostic testing trends identified and evaluated by Focus Diagnostics and used in Quest Diagnostics' national laboratories.

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