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Hepatitis A virus detection by RT-PCR | Protect everyone's health


Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is an important agent of foodborne human viral illness.

HAV is a member of the Picornaviridae family responsible for infectious hepatitis and can be subdivided into six genotypes on the basis of the VP1/2A region. Genotypes 1, 2 and 3 are the ones that have been found in human. The illness is highly contagious and can occur via the faecal-oral route by direct person-to-person transmission or indirectly from contact with contaminated fomites or contaminated surfaces, or consumption of contaminated food or water.

In order to respond to current needs, ALS has developed and implemented a method for the detection of Hepatitis A Virus using the Real Time PCR technology. The implemented methodology has already been accredited.


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