Published in Blood Weekly, February 2nd, 2012
"Most CE-marked test equipment for infectious serology testing is not validated for testing post-mortal blood. Validation, however, is obligatory, if the results are used for the release of tissues for transplantation. Samples of pre-and post-mortem sera were obtained from 20 cornea donors, and the results were compared for anti-HIV-1/2, anti-HCV, HBsAg, and anti-HBc on the Siemens-BEP-III Automatic System. Negative post-mortem sera were spiked with...
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