Seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible viral infections among blood donors in a tertiary care hospital

@inproceedings{Kumar2012SeroprevalenceOT,
  title={Seroprevalence of transfusion transmissible viral infections among blood donors in a tertiary care hospital},
  author={C Dhinesh Kumar and VK Panicker and RS Febe and Ramasamy Krishnamoorthy},
  year={2012}
}
Conclusion Stringent screening of donors for TTI is crucial to ensure safe supply of blood and blood products. This study involved both voluntary and replacement donors. Prevalence of TTI was found to be low in females. Highly sensitive ELISA kits play a major role in detecting antibody to HIV, HCV and HBsAg. Furthermore, Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) facilitates viral detection at a much earlier stage and therefore reduces the chances of window period infection transmission to 1 in a million.