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Understanding Viral Load Assays for Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr Virus



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Literature is Helpful But...

Slide 29

March 2010

There are a lot of interesting studies on CMV and EBV viral load testing in the literature. The problem is determining how best to apply the information to your local practice. It is essential to remember that any decision points or treatment guidelines that are published by various groups are HIGHLY dependent on the patient population, specimen analyzed, methodology, calibration used, and reporting units.

Although we cannot necessarily apply exact numbers or decision point levels from other studies, the literature can certainly be helpful in determining what concepts to consider when interpreting viral loads.

Literature is Helpful

 


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