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Genetic Test Could Predict Transplant Success in People with Hep C, Cirrhosis

A saliva test can help determine the most effective way to treat hepatitis C.

A saliva test could identify genetic markers that indicate which people with hepatitis C and cirrhosis will benefit from certain treatments.

Researchers say this test could help doctors predict outcomes after treating hepatitis C, and decrease the need for liver transplants.

“Our findings further the move toward precision medicine, because we can potentially use a person’s genetic makeup to identify individuals who can benefit most from hepatitis C treatment, even at a very late stage in the progression of their liver disease,” Dr. Winston Dunn, lead author, and an associate professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center, said in a statement.

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