Layer, Chiang, et al. Genome Biology
Study Shows PCR-Based Saliva Test Effective for Detecting CMV Infection in Infants
The researchers — who previously demonstrated that PCR-based CMV testing of commonly collected dried blood spots had low sensitivity compared to rapid culture — have made a strong case for saliva-based testing as a more promising tool to screen newborns for CMV, a leading cause of hearing loss in children.
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