Routine use of a rapid test to detect bacteria at the time of issue for nonleukoreduced, whole blood-derived platelets.

@article{Harm2013RoutineUO,
  title={Routine use of a rapid test to detect bacteria at the time of issue for nonleukoreduced, whole blood-derived platelets.},
  author={Sarah K. Harm and Meghan Delaney and Michael Charapata and James P AuBuchon and Darrell J. Triulzi and M H Yazer},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          843-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Pan Genera detection (PGD) test is used to screen platelet (PLT) products for bacterial contamination. We report the experience of using the PGD test on whole blood-derived PLTs (WBPs) at two large centralized transfusion services (CTS). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Records of PGD test results were retrospectively reviewed. The PGD test was performed on individual WBP units or pools of WBPs ranging in size from 2 to 6 units at the time of issue. Bacterial culture was performed on… CONTINUE READING
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