Interlaboratory comparison of cytomegalovirus viral load assays.

@article{Pang2009InterlaboratoryCO,
  title={Interlaboratory comparison of cytomegalovirus viral load assays.},
  author={Xiaoli Lilly Pang and Julie D. Fox and James M. Fenton and Geraldine P. G. Miller and Angela M. Caliendo and Jutta K. Preiksaitis},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={258-68}
}
To assess interlaboratory variability in qualitative and quantitative cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load (VL) testing, we distributed a panel of samples to 33 laboratories in the USA, Canada and Europe who performed testing using commercial reagents (n = 17) or laboratory-developed assays (n = 18). The panel included two negatives, seven samples constructed from purified CMV nucleocapsids in plasma (2.0-6.0 log(10) copies/mL) and three clinical plasma samples. Interlaboratory variation was… CONTINUE READING
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