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Reagents, Molecular Assay, Infection, Virus, Hepatitis D, RNA

Definition : Molecular assay reagents intended to identify hepatitis D virus, an unclassified defective RNA virus (delta agent) that requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) for viral replication to occur, by detecting the ribonucleic acid (RNA) of the target virus. Hepatitis D virus may occur as a simultaneous acute hepatitis infection or may be superimposed upon a case of chronic HBV. Hepatitis is a disease characterized by jaundice and the increase of some enzymes in serum (e.g., aspartate aminotransferase).

UMDC code : 22293


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Focus Diagnostics Inc

As part of the Quest Diagnostics family, Focus Diagnostics, Inc. is committed to providing proven and reliable products its customers have grown accustomed to throughout the years. Since its founding in 1978, Focus Diagnostics has grown its business from specialized laboratory testing to manufacturing its high-quality laboratory tests for hospitals and commercial laboratories worldwide. These manufactured tests are built in response to diagnostic testing trends identified and evaluated by Focus Diagnostics and used in Quest Diagnostics' national laboratories.

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