WHO comparative evaluation of serologic assays for Chagas disease.

@article{Otani2009WHOCE,
  title={WHO comparative evaluation of serologic assays for Chagas disease.},
  author={M{\'a}rcia Mitiko Otani and Elizabeth Vinelli and Louis Vaughn Kirchhoff and Ana Emilia del Pozo and Anita R. Sands and Gaby Vercauteren and Ester C. Sabino},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={
          1076-82
        }
}
BACKGROUND Evaluation of commercially available test kits for Chagas disease for use in blood bank screening is difficult due to a lack of large and well-characterized specimen panels. This study presents a collaborative effort of Latin American blood centers and the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish such a panel. STUDY DESIGN A total of 437 specimens, from 10 countries were collected and sent to the WHO Collaborating Center in São Paulo and used to evaluate 19 screening assays… CONTINUE READING
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