Benefit of using polymerase chain reaction to test blood donations will be considerable

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7099.60a (Published 05 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:60
  1. John Barbara, Microbiology consultant to the National Blood Authoritya
  1. a North London Centre, London NW9 5BG

    Editor—It is unfortunate that in attempting to summarise a complex situation regarding the potential role of the polymerase chain reaction in blood transfusion Adam Legge has overinterpreted my views.1 Although undoubtedly more costly than serological testing, use of the polymerase chain reaction does not involve a “quantum leap” in cost, …

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