Detection of bacterial contamination in platelet concentrates by a sensitive flow cytometric assay (BactiFlow): a multicentre validation study
Transfusion Medicine, 06/26/2012
Vollmer T et al. – Testing of platelet concentrates (PCs) by BactiFlow (BF) was successfully implemented. The BF proved sufficient as a rapid screening method to improve PC safety. This study further provides data supporting the extension of PC shelf life to 5days after negative BF testing on day 4.