Comparison of two commercial methods for measurement of cytomegalovirus load in blood samples after renal transplantation.

@article{Tong2000ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of two commercial methods for measurement of cytomegalovirus load in blood samples after renal transplantation.},
  author={Cheuk Yan William Tong and Luis E Cuevas and Hel{\'e}n Williams and Ali Bakran},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1209-13}
}
A cohort of 77 renal transplant recipients was prospectively studied for comparison of two commercially available cytomegalovirus (CMV) load assays, i.e., the COBAS AMPLICOR CMV Monitor test (Amplicor), using plasma samples, and the Murex Hybrid Capture System (HCS), using whole blood. The manufacturer of the HCS assay changed the version of the test from 1.0 (HCS-1) to 2.0 (HCS-2) after the first 37 patients had been tested. Despite the differences in principle and type of specimen used, the… CONTINUE READING