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J Clin Microbiol. 1997 Jan;35(1):305-6.

Comparison of EDTA and acid-citrate-dextrose collection tubes for detection of cytomegalovirus antigenemia and infectivity in leukocytes before and after storage.

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Clinical Virology Laboratory, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut 06504, USA.

Abstract

Duplicate blood samples collected in EDTA and acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD) were compared by cytomegalovirus (CMV) pp65 antigenemia and CMV infectivity on the day of sample collection and after 1 and 2 days of storage at 4 degrees C. No significant difference was detected between EDTA and ACD. However, CMV antigenemia was more sensitive than culture at all time points tested.

PMID:
8968934
PMCID:
PMC229565
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