Detection of Leishmania infantum by real-time PCR in a canine blood bank.

@article{Tabar2008DetectionOL,
  title={Detection of Leishmania infantum by real-time PCR in a canine blood bank.},
  author={M D Tabar and Xavier Juanola Roura and Olga Francino and Laura Altet and Rosa Ruiz De Gopegui},
  journal={The Journal of small animal practice},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={325-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Risk for transmission of Leishmania infantum from blood products has been largely demonstrated in human and veterinary literature. Appropriate screening of canine blood donors is important especially in an endemic area such as Barcelona (Spain). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the presence of L infantum DNA parasites by real-time quantitative PCR in our canine blood bank. METHODS Samples from blood products obtained from 92 canine blood donors were assayed for L infantum… CONTINUE READING
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