Efforts in blood safety: Integrated approach for serological diagnosis of syphilis

Linda Sommese, Maria Capuano, MariaRosaria De Pascale, Claudio Napoli
  • Asian Journal of Transfusion Science, January 2015, Medknow
  • DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.164267

Diagnosis of syphilis in blood donors

What is it about?

We review the recent literature about the diagnosis of syphilis especially for low-risk populations.

Why is it important?

We propose the adoption of an algorithm for blood donor screening that should satisfy the need of increasing safety for transfusion-transmitted infections in the modern blood transfusion centers.


Dr Linda Sommese (Author)
Second University of Naples

Recent efforts in transfusion medicine are focused on improving blood safety as well as establishing effective and efficient diagnostic algorithms for donor screening.

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