Published in Blood Weekly, December 16th, 1996
Current methods of screening blood donors for Chagas disease through the use of currently available serologic tests is complicated by inadequate sensitivity, discordant results between tests, and the lack of a gold standard, indicated Nanci A. Salles, MSc, Fundacao Pro-Sangue Hemocentro de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and colleagues ("Risk of Exposure to Chagas' Disease among Seroreactive Brazilian Blood Donors," Transfusion, November/December, 1996;36:969-973).
Salles et al. designed a study to evaluate serologic tests by...
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