Patent Number: 7,709,006

Title: Hepatitis-C virus testing

Abstract: New styles of hepatitis C virus (HCV), referred to as HCV-3 and HCV-4, have been identified and sequenced. Antigenic regions of HCV-2, HCV-3 and HCV-4 polypeptides have been identified. Immunoassays for HCV and antibodies thereto are described, which allow more complete screening of blood samples for HCV, and allow HCV genotyping.

Inventors: Simmonds; Peter (Edinburgh, GB), Chan; Shui-Wan (Cambridge, GB), Yap; Peng Lee (Edinburgh, GB)

Assignee: Common Services Agency

International Classification: G01N 33/53 (20060101); A61K 38/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018