- Hepatitis C virus window-phase infections: closing the window on hepatitis C virusPhilip W Tuke
Department of Virology, NTMRL, NBS, London, UK
Transfusion 48:594-600. 2008..The testing of donations by nucleic acid testing (NAT) techniques may not be feasible or economic. Combined antigen and antibody assays are now available, and the performance of two combined assays on window-phase donations is evaluated...
- The prevalence of chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus 6 genomes in the blood of UK blood donorsHoe Nam Leong
Division of Infection and Immunity, Centre for Virology, Hampstead Campus, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
J Med Virol 79:45-51. 2007..8% of UK blood donors. The presence of high HHV-6 viral loads in healthy normal individuals reiterates the need to consider the confounding effect of HHV-6 viral integration in any laboratory diagnosis of HHV-6 infection...