Published in Blood Weekly, November 20th, 1995
The current requirement to process fresh blood samples restricts the use of PCR testing for infectious diseases in donated blood, indicated T.H. Lee, Irwin Memorial Blood Centers, San Francisco, and colleagues "Use of Frozen Whole Blood for DNA and RNA PCR for HIV, HTLV," Transfusion, October 1995;35(10S):49S). Their findings were presented at the 48th annual meeting of the American Association of Blood Banks, November 11-15, 1995, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"Frozen whole blood is compatible with PCR for HIV/HTLV DNA/RNA," Lee et al. concluded in...
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