Quantitation of cytomegalovirus DNA by real-time polymerase chain reaction in peripheral blood specimens of patients with solid organ transplants: comparison with end-point PCR and pp65 antigen test.

@article{Allice2006QuantitationOC,
  title={Quantitation of cytomegalovirus DNA by real-time polymerase chain reaction in peripheral blood specimens of patients with solid organ transplants: comparison with end-point PCR and pp65 antigen test.},
  author={Tiziano Allice and Marco Enrietto and Fabrizia Pittaluga and Silvia Varetto and Alessandro Franchello and Giovanna Marchiaro and Valeria Ghisetti},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={915-22}
}
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA quantitation provides sensitive and specific data for detecting CMV as well as monitoring the infection and determining the appropriate antiviral strategy. A recently introduced real-time PCR assay for CMV DNA quantitation was applied on 158 peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) from 32 liver-transplanted patients with CMV asymptomatic infection and correlated with a commercial quantitative end-point PCR (COBAS AMPLICOR CMV Monitor… CONTINUE READING

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