Hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid | definition of hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid by Medical dictionary
hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid
hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid (hep-ă-tī'tis vī'rŭs rē-bō-nū-klē'ik as'id),
HCV is an RNA virus that can be directly detected in human blood using either a qualitative or quantitative assay. Qualitative assays are sensitive to low levels of viral replication with a lower limit of detection of 100 copies/mL. Quantitative assays estimate the number of viral particles in the blood with a variable dynamic range.
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Objective: To observe any change in value of aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index from the baseline and to compare it with the Hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid at 12 weeks after the start of interferon- based treatment in patients with Hepatitis C.
The early virological response was defined as undetectable Hepatitis C virus ribonucleic acid test at week 12 of the study.