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MRC-5 Cell sheet with CMV cytopathic effect (CPE)

Slide 8

April 2012

When the cell sheet is infected, as shown on this next slide with cytomegalovirus, the cell sheet shows damage or CPE that is characteristic for the infecting virus. The CPE is noted here by the 2 black arrows. Our technologists are highly trained so that they can recognize the different types of CPE caused by each virus.

MRC-5 Cell sheet with CMV CPE


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