Hepatitis C virus genotypes in clinical specimens tested at a national reference testing laboratory in the United States

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Aug;49(8):3040-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00457-11. Epub 2011 May 25.

Abstract

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype (GT) distribution and frequency were studied among 22,407 unique specimens tested at a national reference testing laboratory. Subjects with HCV GT 3 were younger (P < 0.0001) than those with GT 1, 2, or 4, and the regional frequencies of HCV GT 2 and 3 ranged from 19.9% to 29.2%.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Genotype
  • Hepacivirus / classification*
  • Hepacivirus / genetics*
  • Hepacivirus / isolation & purification
  • Hepatitis C / epidemiology*
  • Hepatitis C / virology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Epidemiology
  • Prevalence
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Young Adult