IL28B (rs12979860 Mutation)

There is an association between successful treatment induced clearance of hepatitis C virus and certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near to the human IL28B gene. It has been shown that homozygosity for the 'C' allele of the SNP rs12979860 enhances the resolution of HCV infection. We can provide a test for this SNP; the sample type required is EDTA whole blood and turnaround time is 5 working days.