HFI Connect - Hepatitis

Rapid HCV Test Approved In Europe

Cepheid recently announced that its quantitative hepatitis C virus infection viral load test, Xpert HCV Viral Load, has achieved CE-IVD status under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices.

The test received approval as a medical device and will enable HCV viral load to be monitored and detected while it produces results in less than 2 hours. The test is designed to be used in managing HCV-positive patients currently undergoing antiviral therapy and it can also be used to help predict sustained and non sustained virological responses to HCV therapy, to measure the HCV RNA levels at baseline and during treatment, and to confirm HCV serologic test results. Read more here: bit.ly/1GAWy6k