CMV Status Determination based on Buccal Swab Samples
The knowledge of the cytomegalovirus (CMV) antibody status of a potential stem cell donor is important to avoid post-transplantation complications for a patient. Common CMV assays are based on blood samples.
However, nowadays stem cell donor registration is largely based on buccal swab sampling. Consequently, we developed and validated a novel workflow, which is able to determine the CMV IgG status from buccal swabs (Behrens et al., 2021).