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Dry blood spots a good alternative for measuring HBV viral load
 

Dry blood spots a good alternative for measuring HBV viral load

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Dry blood spots, instead of plasma samples, can be used for reliable and accurate quantification of hepatitis B virus (HBV), especially in areas with limited resources and medical facilities, a new study reports.
 
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19 Nov 2016 - General
 
Thanks for sharing. I got a new information.
Hepatitis B is one of the dangerous infectious disease. It can kill you by acute or chronic liver failure, Liver cirrhosis and even by hepatocellular carcinoma. In many patients it works like a silent killer and the patient present with disseminated malignancy.
For proper treatment and monitoring of hepatitis B, measurement of viral load is essential. It help us to understand the disease progression. I think this new method may help a lot in ...
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A new way of HBV testing is being discussed in this post where instead of serum dry blood spot is used to test the presence of hepatitis virus. Now it is considered more reliable and accurate quantification of HBV especially in the areas where medical diagnostic facilities are poor or limited. For this testing, 80 microliter blood is applied on the circle filter paper and left overnight to dry. These filter papers are then stored with desiccant in a plastic bag. DNA is extracted from dry blood s...
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