Published in Blood Weekly, May 5th, 1997
For about ten years, PCR has used for detecting nucleic acids in various scientific and practical fields. PCR also can be used to search for viral genomes in transfusion medicine and to improve the safety of blood transfusion during the window period of infectivity, in which viremia is present without detectable antibodies, noted W. Tuma, GeneLab Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and colleagues.
Tuma et al. said their aim was to implement a PCR-based testing method...
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