Study Shows PCR-Based Saliva Test Effective for Detecting CMV Infection in Infants | GenomeWeb

By Ben Butkus

A group led by clinical researchers from the University of Alabama-Birmingham has developed a real-time PCR assay that can detect cytomegalovirus in both liquid and dried saliva specimens from newborns with near-100 percent sensitivity and specificity when compared to the gold standard of rapid culture from saliva, according to research published today.

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