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Re: [GIWorld-Hepatitis] Digest Number 89

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  • alley/Patricia
    the PCR is an RNA test. sometimes they write it PCR-RNA and other ways. I don t want to get real technical... but if you remember from science class.. DNA and
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      the PCR is an RNA test. sometimes they write it PCR-RNA and other ways. I
      don't want to get real technical... but if you remember from science class..
      DNA and RNA... i think the RNA was the messenger for the DNA or something
      like that don't quote me I just woke up ahha. No one has seen an HCV virus.
      Even the strongest microscopes cannot see ONE virus cell. What they can see
      are the results and byproducts and doohickeys of the virus. Maybe that's why
      even the best PCR tests can only test down to 200 parts/mil or something
      like that.

      Anyway.... pretend the scientists are aliens and they are looking for life
      on earth... Now we as humans are too small for them to see like the hcv
      virus... But... they can see our highways because they stretch all over the
      continent (pretend they are the blood vessels). So they can do tests on the
      highways to see the habits and actions of us the humans. They can test for
      exhaust fumes from our vehicles, wear and tear on the roadways, that sort of
      thing. That's a silly analogy but about what scientists sometimes have to go
      thru to study really small things.

      alley/Patricia
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