Quantitative analysis of HCMV DNA load in whole blood of renal transplant patients using real-time PCR assay.

@article{Gouarin2004QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of HCMV DNA load in whole blood of renal transplant patients using real-time PCR assay.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Gouarin and Astrid Vabret and Elyanne Gault and Jo{\"e}lle Petitjean and Armelle Regeasse and Bruno Hurault de Ligny and François Freymuth},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={194-201}
}
BACKGROUND Preemptive antiviral treatment of Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) disease is a major goal in the management of organ transplant patients. It requires sensitive diagnostic methods. Automated real-time PCR systems have been recently proposed to monitor HCMV infection in such patients. OBJECTIVE Objectives of this study was to compare a real-time quantitative PCR on whole blood with the HCMV pp65 antigenemia assay in renal transplant recipients, and also to evaluate two different DNA… CONTINUE READING