Moreover, patients with the C/C genotype have a higher likelihood of spontaneous clearance of Hepatitis C virus.
Hepatitis C virus infection affects approximately 170 million people worldwide. In most cases, these infections progress to a chronic disease possible outcomes range from liver damage to hepatocellular carcinoma. The recommended standard treatment for an HCV infection consists of combination therapy with PEG-interferon-alpha and the antiviral drug ribavirin. Along with the IL28B genotype, the sccess of therapy also depends on patient compliance, the virus genotype, and the virus concentration, among other factors.
FluoroType® IL28B enables rapid and reliable detection of the various IL28B genotypes through the use of a fluorescence-marked probe. Thus a reliable IL28B diagnostics as an important component for therapeutic decisions is possible!