Published in Blood Weekly, June 21st, 2001
"Automation of NAT [nucleic acid amplification testing] for single units of blood is currently hampered by the labor-intensive steps involved in the extraction of nucleic acids from samples before the amplification procedures," explained D.H. Lee and colleagues at the New York Blood Center. "A new method has been developed for the automation of these steps using hydrophilic polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) filter plates."
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing using nucleic acid...
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