Comparison of heparin and EDTA transport tubes for detection of cytomegalovirus in leukocytes by shell vial assay, pp65 antigenemia assay, and PCR

G. A. Storch, M. Gaudreault-Keener, P. C. Welby

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Abstract

The anticoagulants heparin and EDTA were compared for inhibitory effects on the detection of cytomegalovirus from washed leukocytes in specimen transport tubes. Evaluation was made by the centrifugation/shell vial culture technique, the pp65 antigenemia assay, and PCR. For each assay, the results with heparin and EDTA were equivalent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2581-2583
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume32
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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