Diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by detection of viral DNA in dried blood spots.

@article{Barbi1996DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of congenital cytomegalovirus infection by detection of viral DNA in dried blood spots.},
  author={Maria Barbi and Sandro Binda and Valeria Primache and C. Luraschi and Carlo Corbetta},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic virology},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={27-32}
}
BACKGROUND The reference method of cytomegalovirus (CMV) isolation from urine or saliva is not a feasible routine technique for all newborns, and laboratory diagnosis of this infection would be useful both for epidemiological purposes and to enable prompt institution of adequate measures to identify and correct late sequelae. Extraction and amplification of viral DNA from dried blood spots (DBS) collected from babies in the first days of life during routine screening for genetic and metabolic… CONTINUE READING

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