Multi-Site PCR-based CMV viral load assessment-assays demonstrate linearity and precision, but lack numeric standardization: a report of the association for molecular pathology.

@article{Wolff2009MultiSitePC,
  title={Multi-Site PCR-based CMV viral load assessment-assays demonstrate linearity and precision, but lack numeric standardization: a report of the association for molecular pathology.},
  author={Daynna J. Wolff and Denise Lamarche Heaney and Paul D Neuwald and Kathleen A Stellrecht and Richard D Press},
  journal={The Journal of molecular diagnostics : JMD},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={87-92}
}
Viralload (VL) assessment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) by real-time PCR is an important tool for diagnosing and monitoring CMV viremia in patients with compromised immune systems. We report results from a sample exchange organized by members of the Association for Molecular Pathology that compared PCR results from 23 laboratories; 22 such laboratories used a laboratory-developed real-time PCR assay and one laboratory used a competitive PCR assay. The samples sent to each laboratory were comprised… CONTINUE READING