Clinical evaluation of a fully automated CMV PCR assay.

  title={Clinical evaluation of a fully automated CMV PCR assay.},
  author={Heidrun Kerschner and Claudia Bauer and Peter Schlag and Sung Lee and Sebastian Goedel and Theresia Popow-Kraupp},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={50 4},
BACKGROUND There is a growing need for sensitive high-throughput cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR tests due to the increasing number of immunocompromised patients requiring monitoring for active CMV infection. OBJECTIVES To compare the fully automated COBAS(®) AmpliPrep/COBAS(®) TaqMan(®) (CAP/CTM) CMV test (this test is currently under development and not commercially available) for EDTA-plasma to the reference method COBAS(®) AMPLICOR CMV MONITOR. STUDY DESIGN A prospective feasibility study… CONTINUE READING

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