By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today said that it has received US Food and Drug Administration clearance for the second-generation version its real-time PCR Cobas TaqMan HCV Test.

The test quantifies the amount of hepatitis C viral RNA in human plasma or serum of HCV-infected individuals. It incorporates a manual specimen preparation with Roche's Cobas TaqMan 48 Analyzer for automated amplification and detection.

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