Molecular diagnostics for viral infections in transplant recipients

Matthew J. Binnicker, Raymund R. Razonable

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Viral infections are some of the most common complications in transplant recipients as a result of these patients’ immunocompromised status. The ability to accurately detect and identify viral pathogens in transplant patients is important to tailor therapy and improve outcomes. In this chapter, we review the role of molecular tests in the diagnosis and management of human adenovirus (HAdV), BK virus (BKV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), herpes simplex virus (HSV), parvovirus B19, and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) and solid-organ transplant (SOT) recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Microbiology
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnostic Principles and Practice
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781683670797
ISBN (Print)9781555819071
StatePublished - Jan 27 2016


  • BK virus
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Epstein-barr virus
  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Human adenovirus
  • Human herpesvirus 6
  • Parvovirus B19
  • Solid-organ transplant
  • Varicella-zoster virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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