The Verax Platelet PGD® Test

The Safety Measure


The Platelet PGD test is cleared by the FDA as a safety measure within 24 hours prior to transfusion of leukoreduced apheresis platelets following testing with a growth-based quality control test cleared by the FDA for platelet components. This is the first time a “safety measure” indication has been given for a test that detects bacterial contamination in platelets.


A Safety Measure has proven clinical sensitivity that has been demonstrated through outcomes studies. Outcomes studies are applied clinical and population based studies that seek to find benefits for patients.






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