Testing of individual blood donations for HCV RNA reduces the residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HCV infection.

Abstract

BACKGROUND To allow cost-effective RNA testing with NAT techniques, the national authorities of several countries have planned or already introduced tests of mixed specimens, that is, plasma pools. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS High-throughput extraction, amplification, and detection of HCV RNA from individual blood donations were optimized and validated. The… (More)

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@article{Legler2000TestingOI, title={Testing of individual blood donations for HCV RNA reduces the residual risk of transfusion-transmitted HCV infection.}, author={Tobias J{\"{o}rg Legler and Joachim Riggert and Gabrielle Gold von Simson and Cornelia E Wolf and Andreas Humpe and Ullrich Munzel and Alice Uy and Michael K{\"{o}hler and K H Heermann}, journal={Transfusion}, year={2000}, volume={40 10}, pages={1192-7} }