Novel DNA assay for cytomegalovirus detection: comparison with conventional culture and pp65 antigenemia assay

@article{Veal1996NovelDA,
  title={Novel DNA assay for cytomegalovirus detection: comparison with conventional culture and pp65 antigenemia assay},
  author={Nary Veal and Christopher Payan and D Fray and L Sarol and Odile Blanchet and S. Kouyoumdjian and Françoise Lunel},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Microbiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34},
  pages={3097 - 3100}
}
We compared conventional cytomegalovirus (CMV) isolation, rapid viral culture, a CMV pp65 antigenemia assay, and a novel CMV DNA hybrid capture system (HCS). A total of 309 blood samples from individuals in different risk groups were assessed by at least two of the methods mentioned above. Leukocytes were recovered either after centrifugation in Leucosep tubes containing 1.080 Ficoll for pp65 assay or after simple differential lysis steps for DNA detection. HCS was based on DNA hybridization… 
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