Hepatitis D is caused by a small circular enveloped RNA virus. HDV is considered to be a subviral satellite because it can propagate only in the presence of the HBV. Transmission of HDV can occur via simultaneous infection with HBV (coinfection) or superimposed on chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis B carrier state (superinfection). Both superinfection and coinfection with HDV results in more severe complications than with HBV alone.
AmpliSens® HDV-FRT PCR kits are One-Step RT-PCR tests for qualitative or quantitative detection of HDV RNA in the clinical material (blood plasma). Kits contain Internal Control in order to check the RNA extraction, reverse transcription and amplification process and to identify possible reaction inhibition.