TITLE

Canadian Blood Services to screen for Chagas disease

AUTHOR(S)
Comeau, Pauline
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p242
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Canadian Blood Services will commence testing for a tropical disease rarely found north of the 49th parallel when the blood donation production process is overhauled in mid-to-late 2008. Two tests for Chagas disease are in line for Health Canada approval. Testing donated blood for Chagas will be delayed until the agency switches to the "Buffy Coat" method of blood platelet production.
ACCESSION #
25809234

 

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