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Understanding Viral Load Assays for Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus


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March 2010

Dr. Grys discusses the utility of assays used to quantify Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus. He also describes the variability inherent to measuring a viral load, and how this must be considered when interpreting results in a clinical context.


  • Thomas E. Grys, PhD, Associate Laboratory Director, Mayo Medical Laboratories New England, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and a consultant in the at Mayo Clinic

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