PL02 Obtaining a Suitable Analyte from Deceased Tissue Donors for a Potential vCJD Test

@inproceedings{Poniatowski2006PL02OA,
  title={PL02 Obtaining a Suitable Analyte from Deceased Tissue Donors for a Potential vCJD Test},
  author={Sue Poniatowski},
  year={2006}
}
There is much current interest in the development and validation of a suitable blood test that could be used to screen all donors to avoid potential vCJD transmissions. In the interim there are other ‘tissues’ where abnormal prion could be assayed including those of the central nervous and lymphatic systems. Tonsil and spleen biopsies assessed for abnormal PrP are thought to be possible early indicators of infectivity. Although it is not reasonable to routinely obtain these biopsies from living… CONTINUE READING