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Med Pediatr Oncol. 1986;14(6):316-8.

Effect of transfusions on serologic testing for antibody to varicella.


Serologic testing of patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia for susceptibility to varicella was confounded by prior administration of blood products. Packed red cell transfusions produced fewer problems than plasma-rich transfusions. Seronegative individuals may be transiently seropositive for several weeks. Specimens submitted for serologic testing should be accompanied by information on recent receipt of blood products.

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