Detection of bacterial contamination in prestorage culture-negative apheresis platelets on day of issue with the Pan Genera Detection test.

@article{Jacobs2011DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of bacterial contamination in prestorage culture-negative apheresis platelets on day of issue with the Pan Genera Detection test.},
  author={Michael R. Jacobs and Daniel Smith and William Andrew Heaton and Nicole D Zantek and Caryn E. Good},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 12},
  pages={
          2573-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND Bacterial contamination is currently the most important infectious risk associated with transfusion of platelet (PLT) products. Prestorage culture has reduced but not eliminated this problem. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Eighteen hospitals studied the Pan Genera Detection (PGD) test, a rapid, lateral-flow immunoassay for the detection of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The PGD test was performed on day of issue on apheresis PLTs released by collection centers as culture… CONTINUE READING

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