The CHAINFOR™ HCV qPCR Kit is intended for in vitro quantitative diagnosis of HCV nucleic acids from Human Serum and Plasma. The CHAINFOR HCV qPCR Kit is a rapid RT-PCR test that enables Real-Time PCR. The CHAINFOR HCV qPCR Kits optimized with a Virasens Viral Nucleic Acid Purification Kit and Virasens Viral RNA Purification Kit. The kit allows the achievement of RT-qPCR results in about 60 minutes.
Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is spread through contact with blood from an infected person. Today, most people become infected with the hepatitis C virus by sharing needles or other equipment used to prepare and inject drugs. For some people, hepatitis C is a short-term illness, but for more than half of people who become infected with the hepatitis C virus, it becomes a long-term, chronic infection. Chronic hepatitis C can result in serious, even life-threatening health problems like cirrhosis and liver cancer.