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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Kipfmueller, Florian; Jungbluth, Kira; Eis-Hübinger, Anna M; Reber, Ulrike; Holdenrieder, Stefan; Gembruch, Ulrich; Bartmann, Peter; Mueller, Andreas 
Title:
Evaluation of cellulose pads as a method to detect cytomegalovirus DNA in neonatal urine. 
Abstract:
Background Several approaches exist to screen neonates for congenital cytomegalovirus infection. We here describe a new method using cellulose pads for urine collection and its evaluation in an experimental and a clinical setting. Methods We systematically tested the effect of storage duration of the pads after exposure to cytomegalovirus-positive urine, meconium contamination and specimen handling on the cytomegalovirus load and the detection rate. Further, the method was tested in clinical pra...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Ann Clin Biochem 
Year:
2018 
Journal volume:
55 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
553-560 
Language:
eng 
Fulltext / DOI:
Print-ISSN:
0004-5632 
TUM Institution:
Institut für Laboratoriumsmedizin