A modeling framework for evaluation and comparison of trigger strategies for switching from minipool to individual-donation testing for West Nile virus.


BACKGROUND To decrease the likelihood of transmission from donations containing West Nile virus (WNV) levels below minipool nucleic acid test (MP-NAT) detection limits, blood centers switch from MP-NAT to individual-donation testing (ID-NAT) after detection of MP-NAT-positive donations. The effectiveness of strategies to trigger or discontinue ID-NAT… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2009.02112.x


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