To study the causes of residual posttransfusion hepatitis, serum from implicated donors was tested by PCR for the presence of HCV RNA. Of 20 anti HCV negative donors, 4 were HCV RNA positive and thus, infective. The results suggest that higher-level investigations are necessary for prospective donors who present blood enzyme abnormalities or other questionable characteristics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)