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Addressing the Zika Virus Threat to the US Blood Supply by NAT

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Course Description

This course is provided by Association of Public Health Laboratories and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This archived webinar is presented by Jeffrey M. Linnen, PhD, Associate Vice-President, R&D. Hologic Inc., San Diego, CA. In the last year, Zika virus has rapidly spread in South and Central America and could be a real threat to transfusion blood and blood components in the US and its territories. This program will discuss the performance characteristics of an investigational nucleic acid test (NAT) for Zika virus RNA along with an update on NAT blood screening for Zika virus in the US under an Investigational New Drug (IND) protocol. Costs: $25/person includes limited access and CEUs for one person.                                                                                                     

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Target Audience

This archived webinar is designed for laboratorians.

Learning Objectives

Having completed this archived webinar, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Explain the role of nucleic acid testing in reducing the risk of Zika virus transfusion transmission

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Archived Webinar

Credit /CEU

Approved for 1.0 P.A.C.E. ®, Florida or CPH-Recertification Credit; CEUs accepted by all licensure states.


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Course Publication Date

September 22, 2016

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