Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) of Organ Donors: Is the ‘Best’ Test the Right Test? A Consensus Conference Report (pages 889–899)
A. Humar, M. Morris, E. Blumberg, R. Freeman, J. Preiksaitis, B. Kiberd, E. Schweitzer, S. Ganz, A. Caliendo, J. P. Orlowski, B. Wilson, C. Kotton, M. Michaels, S. Kleinman, S. Geier, B. Murphy, M. Green, M. Levi, G. Knoll, D. Segev, S. Brubaker, R. Hasz, D. J. Lebovitz, D. Mulligan, K. O’Connor, T. Pruett, M. Mozes, I. Lee, F. Delmonico and S. Fischer
Article first published online: 29 JAN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2009.02992.x
This consensus report outlines several issues surrounding optimal testing of potential donors for HIV, HCV and HBV and includes suggestions regarding the use of Nucleic Acid Testing, its advantages and disadvantages, and areas for further research.