JAMA Study Claims PCR-Based Blood Test Ineffective for Detecting CMV Infection in Infants | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

This story was originally published on April 13.

Real-time PCR-based testing of dried blood spots is not a viable option to screen newborns for a virus that causes hearing loss because it does not have sufficient sensitivity, according to the results of a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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