Collaborative study to assess the suitability of an HCV RNA reference sample for detection of an HCV RNA in plasma pools by PCR.

@article{Saldanha1996CollaborativeST,
  title={Collaborative study to assess the suitability of an HCV RNA reference sample for detection of an HCV RNA in plasma pools by PCR.},
  author={John Saldanha and Philip Minor},
  journal={Vox sanguinis},
  year={1996},
  volume={70 3},
  pages={
          148-51
        }
}
A collaborative study was undertaken to examine the sensitivity and reproducibility of hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA PCR assays of plasma pools in order to establish a reference sample for HCV PCR testing of plasma pools. Samples consisting of an HCV-RNA-positive donation diluted tenfold in an HCV-RNA-negative cryosupernatant were sent to 16 participating laboratories (including blood product manufacturers and control authorities). The results of the in-house assays indicate that a 10(-4… CONTINUE READING