Published in Blood Weekly, December 18th, 1995
An effective method to detect viremic donors currently is unavailable, noted Hiroyuki Sato and colleagues, Fukuoka Red Cross Blood Center, Fukuoka-ken, Japan ("Screening of Blood Donors for Human Parvovirus B19," Lancet, 1995;346:1237). They added that currently available methods are not practical for screening blood donors for B19 virus by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
To establish the method for the large-scale screening of B19 virus in blood donors, Sato et al. used the ligand-receptor system. They...
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