Italian national survey of blood donors: external quality assessment (EQA) of syphilis testing.

@article{Vulcano2010ItalianNS,
  title={Italian national survey of blood donors: external quality assessment (EQA) of syphilis testing.},
  author={Francesca Vulcano and Luisa Milazzo and Sabrina Volpi and Mara Maria Battista and Alessandra Barca and Hamisa Jane Hassan and Fulvia Pimpinelli and Adele Giampaolo},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={753-7}
}
The detection of syphilis among blood donors may reveal high-risk sexual behavior, which can go unreported at the time of donor selection and compromise the safety of the donated blood. In Italy, blood is collected, tested, and distributed by transfusion services (TSs), which also perform outpatient transfusions. Although the TSs must screen for syphilis by… CONTINUE READING