Clinical utility of viral quantification as a tool for disease monitoring

Schutten, M. & Niesters, H. G., Jul-2001, In : Expert review of molecular diagnostics. 1, 2, p. 153-162 10 p.

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The possibility to detect viral DNA or RNA in a quantitative manner has already contributed significantly to the management and diagnosis of viral infections, as well as to the understanding of virus-host interactions. New developments in amplification techniques based on real-time detection, as well as automation of the whole process, will soon be introduced in a diagnostic laboratory setting, thereby enabling a rapid turnaround time to generate both quantitative and qualitative results. New guidelines for disease management, as well as extensive quality control and standardization programs must be introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-162
Number of pages10
JournalExpert review of molecular diagnostics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2001


  • Chemistry, Clinical, Cytomegalovirus, DNA, HIV-1, HIV-2, Hepacivirus, Hepatitis B virus, Herpesviridae, Herpesvirus 4, Human, Humans, Molecular Diagnostic Techniques, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Quality Control, RNA, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction, Time Factors, Viremia

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