Our results support that follow-up liver biopsies from LT recipients are not suitable for determining donor IL28B rs12979860 genotype by TaqMan real-time PCR or direct sequencing and that PBMC or reperfusion biopsies should be used instead. Thus, it is very important to obtain adequate samples in order to accurately determine the relative contributions of both donor and recipient.
Journal of Hepatology
Liver Unit, Hospital Clínic, CIBERehd, IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain.
J Hepatol. 2012 Feb;56(2):355-8
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