Screening Blood Donors at Risk for Malaria: Reply to Hänscheid et al.


To the Editor: The letter to editor by Hänscheid et al. addresses our suggestion that polymerase chain reaction (PCR) could serve as a reference test for screening blood donations. At present, PCR is the most sensitive and specific method for parasite detection in malaria-endemic areas. However, additional measures should be taken into account, such as… (More)


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