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New Hepatitis C Genotype Test Approved by the FDA

June 24, 2013

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A new test has been designed by Abbot Laboratories that can single out seven different varieties of Hepatitis C.

FDA approves Abbot Labs hepatitis C genotype test

By The Associated Press
June 20, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first blood test that can identify different strains of the hepatitis C virus to help guide a patient’s treatment.

Abbot Laboratories Inc.’s RealTime HCV Genotype II test is designed to figure out the strain of the virus in patients who are already known to have hepatitis C rather than diagnosing patients with the virus itself. Knowing the type of virus is important because different strains respond differently to the treatments available.

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