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Rna (Definition)

This is a building block for dna. Rna is what makes up the double helix and ...Read more


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I have a positive antibody but a negative HCV RNA virus c genotype 4 after one year same result i didn't take any medication before or now ?

I have a positive antibody but a negative HCV RNA  virus c  genotype  4 after one year same  result i didn't take any medication before or now ?

No active infection: A proportion of people, 10-20%, do clear the virus and do not get chronic infection. The antibody means you did get infected. Not finding any viral nucleic acid means that you do not have active infection. If have not done so, take Hep A and Hep B vaccination. ...Read more

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Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml.And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor , what are the options i've please advise.Thank you.

Hi, my HCV RNA PCR is 1730256 iu/ml.And genotype is 3 what medication I should discuss with my doctor , what are the options i've please advise.Thank you.

Many options.: This is an exciting time for new treatments for hepatitis c. There are many recent new studies and new medications which have been approved. I would recommend that you see a good liver specialist who treats hepatitis c on a regular basis and ask him what the latest treatments are, and what is most appropriate for your situation. It is very important to get it treated, if recommended. Good luck. ...Read more

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6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna

6 past inconclusive anti-hcv tests,2 recent negative ones,1 inconclusive last week.do not do drugs but risky sex.Do I have hcv? Doc will not do rna

No need, no risk: If your doctor thought you were at risk and might have HCV, I'm sure she would have done an RNA test. And it sounds like you're not at risk. Contrarly to popular beliefs and some online claims, HCV is not a proved STD except by traumatic (bloody) anal practices in gay men. Frequency of infection is no higher in heterosexual partners of people with HCV, and no higher if 100 vs 3 lifetime partners. ...Read more

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Hi, what are the antiviral drug for dengue virus spesifically the rna-dependant RNA polymerase as the potential target? Thanks

Hi, what are the antiviral drug for dengue virus spesifically the rna-dependant RNA polymerase as the potential target? Thanks

None yet: Dengue fever and its severe form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, have no cure nor vaccine. One path of research is to find a way to use nucleoside analogs to block the viral rna-dependent RNA polymerase (coded by ns5), which copies the viral genetic material. So far, no drug has been approved yet. Not sure if anyone has found and submitted such a drug to the fda (food and drug administration). ...Read more

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Is a PCR RNA test for HIV the same as a nucleic acid test? A doctor has told me this is no more accurate than a DUO test after 28 days post exposure..

Is a PCR RNA test for HIV the same as a nucleic acid test? A doctor has told me this is no more accurate than a DUO test after 28 days post exposure..

See below: PCR RNA for HIV and nucleic acid test are the same. Nucleic acids tests are both more sensitive and specific than antibody and antigen (DUO) tests. ...Read more

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What is RNA?

What is RNA?

Ribonucleic acid: You probably get more details from a chemistry book or thru Hoogle ...Read more

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How much do RNA tests cost?

How much do RNA tests cost?

Cost: This is variable. Would contact the facility or provider to obtain more information about the anticipated cost. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rna?

Ribonucleic acid: This is a building block for dna. Rna is what makes up the double helix and blueprints for our genes. ...Read more

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What's the function of dna, rna?

What's the function of dna, rna?

Genetic info: To keep it simple: your dna has the genetic information about how a cell, multiple cells or organism replicates, functions, and develops. The RNA is the messenger in transmitting this genetic information. ...Read more

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What's the function of messenger rna?

What's the function of messenger rna?

Template for protein: Messenger RNA is transcribed from dna and it is the go between dna and protein. The transcribed RNA is processes to the right size and form for translation to proteins. It is the proteins that carry out most of the cellular functions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between DNA and rna?

What is the difference between DNA and rna?

DNA-->RNA-->protein: DNA and RNA are nucleotides with sugars attached. You can learn all about them here: Scroll down to learn about the different nucleotides and the processes of transcription and translation. Good luck.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK26887/ ...Read more

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What do the different types of RNA and DNA do?

Too complex for a: Short answer. Dna provides the code for making proteins that carry out most of the functions in the body. Rna is the step between dna and protein. Briefly, dna is transcribed into rna; RNA is further processed to the right size and content and translated into proteins. Both dna and RNA also have complex regulatory functions. ...Read more

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Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

Explain why the accuracy of RNA transcription is not critical as the accuracy of DNA replication?

DNA is THE proof: In dna & RNA hierarchy , the dna the master replicates, basis of inheritance ( and propagation) RNA replicates particular segment, as gene expression & proof reading mechanism, copied so the replication of dna is important than RNA transcription. ...Read more

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DNA vs RNA; does Genbank cover both DNA/RNA ID's? If Genabank is only DNA, where would I find a "database with RNA ID's?

DNA vs RNA; does Genbank cover both DNA/RNA ID's? If Genabank is only DNA, where would I find a "database with RNA ID's?

Genbank should cover: im not sure what kind of info you are looking for, relative to genetic sequences, but the NCBI website has a breadth of info.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/guide/dna-rna/ ...Read more

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Chances of getting exposed to hiv1 group N or P in Canada? And 4th Gen (abbot) and RNA (cobas) test not picking it up? please answer, Thanks

Get checked: Chance of contracting HIV depends on type of sex: Receptive anal circumcised 1/909 exposures, uncircumcised 1/161; Receptive vaginal 1/1250, insertive vaginal 1/2500; Oral sex very low & unknown but not considered to be zero. Testing is quite good. If you get a negative test, then be sure to repeat it after 3 months after the suspect exposure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which viruses carry RNA polymerase?

Which viruses carry RNA polymerase?

Complex question: RNA polymerase is an enzyme that unwinds the genetic code to begin transcription of the 'source material' -the base pairs. It moves the nucleotides into position, facilitates attachment and elongation, and helps with other replicative functions.
It is found in negative strand RNA viruses and dsRNA viruses. Also, some positive strand RNA viruses, such as poliovirus have the enzyme too. ...Read more

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When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

When is a hiv rna test conclusive?

Timing of test: HIV RNA test at 3 months or more after exposure is conclusive. Test may turn positive sooner, but for a negative result to be conclusive it needs to be about 3 months or more after exposure. ...Read more

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Is an HIV RNA test after 12 days accurate?

Is an HIV RNA test after 12 days accurate?

About 95%: RNA testing for HIV isn't usually recommended excapt in very high risk situations, like unprotected sex with a known-infected partner. But a negative result at 12 days probably is around 95% conclusive. For 100%, also have an HIV antibody blood test at 4 weeks. The combination of those two negative results will be conclusive. In the meantime, you can be very confident you weren't infected. ...Read more

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Are RNA tests accurate for testing for HIV?

Yes, but...: The HIV RNA tests are checking for the presence of certain parts of HIV. When positive, it can give us an idea of how much HIV is present. Most of the time, when positive, it highly suggests HIV infection. However, in rare instances, there can be false positive tests, which mean that a positive test may represent something else, not HIV. Thus, the best test for HIV is a standard HIV antibody test. ...Read more

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HIV RNA test 10 days post exposure-accurate?

RNA-testing: at 14 day post exposure---an undetectable HIV RNA is a strong sign that you are not infected. I would do the recommended testing at 4-6 weeks with antibody testing if negative --home free ...Read more

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What companies specialize in preservation of DNA/RNA?

What companies specialize in preservation of DNA/RNA?

Companies: You would be better served "Googling" the question and several will come up. ...Read more

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Is a negative Hiv Rna test conclusive at 6 weeks ?thanks

Is a negative Hiv Rna test conclusive at 6 weeks ?thanks

Nearly so: A negative HIV nucleic acid test at 3 months would be conclusive. A negative result at 6 weeks should be repeated in 6 weeks to make sure. See this site for more info on this topic.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html ...Read more

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Is Negative HIV RNA and 4th Gen Ab/Ag conclusive after 34 days post exposure?

Yes conclusive: By itself, the 4th generation blood test is 100% conclusive any time 4 weeks or more after the last possible exposure. The negative RNA test wasn't necessary unless you had a particularly high risk exposure, but it confirms you don't have HIV. Assuming you haven't had post exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which if unsuccessful can delay positive testing, you don't need any further tests. ...Read more