Published in Hepatitis Weekly, April 3rd, 2000
To investigate the prevalence of TTV in blood donors, A. Handa and colleagues used two sets TTV primers to identify viral DNA in donors from five U.S. cities ("Prevalence of the newly described human circovirus, TTV, in United States blood donors," Transfusion, 2000;40(2):245-251).
NG059/NG061/NG063 primers were used to amplify the conserved region of strains 1 and 2. T801/T935 primers were used to amplify the 5' end region of the TTV sequence.
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