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  1. Results of a survey of infectious disease testing practices by organ procurement organizations in the United States.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    Information related to infectious disease testing policies and practices of organ procurement organizations in the United States does not currently exist.

    Methods

    A total of 63 organ procurement organizations in the United States were surveyed during May 1996.

    Participants responded to a detailed questionnaire concerning infectious disease tests performed for tissue and solid organ donors and policies related to the reporting and notification of positive test results.

    Results

    The response rate was 77.8%. The majority of testing is performed by hospital laboratories with an expected turnaround time of 5 hr or less by 71% of organ procurement organizations.

    Almost all routinely perform screening tests for human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, cytomegalovirus, syphilis, human T lymphocyte virus I, and hepatitis B surface antigen.

    Other tests are performed with greater variability.

    Although the majority of organ procurement organizations perform confirmatory tests when screening tests are positive, 35% do not perform confirmatory testing or do so only sporadically.

    There are a wide range of policies concerning the subsequent reporting of positive infectious disease tests and to whom results should be reported.

    Conclusions

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    Mots-clés Pascal : Banque organe, Exploration microbiologique, Infection, Organe, Tissu, Pratique professionnelle, Interprétation test, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Donneur

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Organ bank, Microbiological investigation, Infection, Organ, Tissue, Professional practice, Test interpretation, United States, North America, America, Donor

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0385536

    Code Inist : 002B27C. Création : 12/09/1997.