HCV Transmission by Blood Donation Negative by NAT Schüttler CG, et al. Lancet 2000; 355:41-2
Follow-up study in collaboration w/ Dr. Gerlich
Coded panel with 3 aliquots (2.5 mL) of implicated plasma and 2 positive (low-level HCV RNA ramp-up) and 1 negative controls.
Controls correctly identified by both assays
GenProbe HCV dTMA (+) in 2 of 3 replicates; NGI Ultraqual PCR (-) on all 3 replicates
Sequencing and chimp transmission studies in progress