IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Molecular Assay, Infection, Virus, Hepatitis D, RNA
Definition : Molecular assay reagents intended to identify hepatitis D virus, an unclassified defective RNA virus (delta agent) that requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) for viral replication to occur, by detecting the ribonucleic acid (RNA) of the target virus. Hepatitis D virus may occur as a simultaneous acute hepatitis infection or may be superimposed upon a case of chronic HBV. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase).
Entry Terms : "Reagents, Molecular Assay, Infection, Virus, Hepatitis D, RNA"
UMDC code : 22293