Is saliva as reliable as urine for detection of cytomegalovirus DNA for neonatal screening of congenital CMV infection?

@article{Yamamoto2006IsSA,
  title={Is saliva as reliable as urine for detection of cytomegalovirus DNA for neonatal screening of congenital CMV infection?},
  author={Aparecida Yulie Yamamoto and Marisa M{\'a}rcia Mussi-Pinhata and Lauro Juliano Marin and Rosangela Moura Brito and Patricia Frizzo Carvalho Oliveira and Thalita Bonadio Coelho},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36 3},
  pages={228-30}
}
BACKGROUND There are no studies on the detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA by molecular methods in the saliva of newborn infants in large scale screening programs. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the usefulness of saliva as a sample for the neonatal screening of congenital CMV infection as compared to urine when processed by a PCR. STUDY DESIGN Saliva and urine samples were obtained during the first week of life. Both samples were attempted to be obtained from the first 2816 neonates… CONTINUE READING

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