Clinical utility of viral quantification as a tool for disease monitoringSchutten, 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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Expert review of molecular diagnostics|
|Publication status||Published - 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