Chapter 49. Application of Molecular Biology to the Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis

  1. Howard Thomas BSc PhD FRCP FRCpath FMedSci Professor1,
  2. Stanley Lemon Professor2 and
  3. Arie Zuckerman MD, DSc, FRCP, FRCPath, FMedSci, Dip. Bact Professor3
  1. Jean-Michel Pawlotsky

Published Online: 26 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch49

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition

How to Cite

Pawlotsky, J.-M. (2007) Application of Molecular Biology to the Diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis, in Viral Hepatitis, Third Edition (eds H. Thomas, S. Lemon and A. Zuckerman), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987131.ch49

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Dean (Clinical) Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Wing, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London UK

  2. 2

    Dean of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology & Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    The Royal Free Hospital of Medicine, Rowland Hill Street, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130059

Online ISBN: 9780470987131

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Keywords:

  • diagnosis of viral hepatitis;
  • molecular biology-based techniques;
  • viral genomes;
  • polymerase chain reaction;
  • branched dna technology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Molecular biology-based techniques

  • Application of molecular biology to HBV infection

  • Application of molecular biology to HCV infection

  • Application of molecular biology to other hepatitis viruses

  • Conclusion