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J Clin Microbiol. 1994 Mar;32(3):832-4.

Factors influencing detection of quantitative cytomegalovirus antigenemia.

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Program in Infectious Diseases, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98104.

Abstract

Of 20 blood specimens testing positive for cytomegalovirus antigen after immediate processing, 19 (95%) remained positive when kept at room temperature for 24 h before processing. Quantitative antigenemia decreased by an average of 44% after storage. Compared with acetone fixation, formaldehyde fixation showed improved readability, fewer artifacts, and a higher degree of sensitivity.

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8195401
PMCID:
PMC263134
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