Posts Tagged ‘NAT testing’

June 21, 2013

Optimal Testing of the Live Organ Donor for Blood-Borne Viral Pathogens: The Report of a Consensus Conference


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Transmission of infection from donor to recipient is an an inherent risk in transplantation that can likely never be completely eliminated. This is true even in living donation, where transmission of hepatitis C and HIV has been reported. This paper reports the results of a conference on this topic. Most significant is the fact that […]

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February 23, 2012

Outcomes of renal transplants from centers for disease control and prevention high-risk donors with prospective recipient viral testing: a single-center experience.


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The use of CDC-criteria high-risk donors in transplantation is controversial.  The use of pre-transplant nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT) for HCV and HIV reduces the window period for these infections.  There are limited data on follow-up of patients that receive organs from high-risk donors.  In this single-center study, 50 patients received kidney transplants from high-risk […]

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