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Thursday, June 20, 2013

FDA Approves Abbott Test for Identifying Hepatitis C Genotypes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a test manufactured by Abbott Laboratories (ABT) that identifies the genotype of hepatitis C virus, or HCV, that a patient is carrying, helping health-care professionals determine the right type of treatment.

The FDA said that it based its approval of the test partially on the assessment of its accuracy in differentiating specific HCV viral genotypes compared to a validated genesequencing method. The FDA also reviewed data from investigators demonstrating the relationship between HCV genotype and effectiveness of drug therapy.
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http://hcvadvocate.blogspot.ca/2013/06/fda-approves-abbott-test-for.html



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Was Gen 3a, 

24wks Peg Ifn/Riba, Sep 2010 - Mch 2011

UND @ Wk.4, UND @ EOT, 

SVR Nov 2011 --> Still UND @ EOT + 4 yrs.

 

 

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