Residual risk of bacterial contamination of platelets: six years of experience with sterility testing.


BACKGROUND Canadian Blood Services screens 100% of platelet concentrates (PCs) for bacterial contamination with the BacT/ALERT system. Quality-control sterility testing of 1% (≥10 units) of outdated PCs is performed monthly. Data from routine screening, quality-control testing, and septic reactions obtained from 2010 to 2016 are presented herein. STUDY… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/trf.14202

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