The COBAS® TaqMan® HCV Test, v2.0 For Use With The High Pure System is an in vitro nucleic acid amplification test for the quantitation of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in human plasma or serum of HCV-infected individuals using the High Pure System Viral Nucleic Acid Kit for manual specimen preparation and the COBAS® TaqMan® 48 Analyser for automated amplification and detection. Specimens containing HCV genotypes 1 through 6 have been validated for quantitation in the assay.
The COBAS® TaqMan® HCV Test, v2.0 For Use With The High Pure System is intended for use as an aid in the management of HCV-infected individuals undergoing anti-viral therapy. The assay measures HCV RNA levels at baseline and during treatment and can be used to predict sustained and non-sustained virological response to HCV therapy. The results from the COBAS® TaqMan® HCV Test, v2.0 For Use With The High Pure System must be interpreted within the context of all relevant clinical and laboratory findings.
Assay performance characteristics have been established for individuals treated with peginterferon alfa-2a plus ribavirin. No information is available on the assay’s predictive value when other therapies are used. Assay performance for determining the state of HCV infection has not been established.
The COBAS® TaqMan® HCV Test, v2.0 For Use With The High Pure System is not intended for use as a screening test for the presence of HCV in blood or blood products or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HCV infection.