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Lauderhill, Florida 33313


The purpose of the study is to screen blood donors for the presence of NS1 antigen of the dengue virus at the American Red Cross in Puerto Rico region (and Monroe County, Florida) using the Platelia Dengue NS1 Ag enzyme immunoassay.

Study summary:

Dengue is an endemic disease that is increasingly more common in tropical climates and the dengue epidemic in Puerto Rico (May 2009) presents a risk to the blood supply in Puerto Rico. Also, on July 13th 2010 federal officials reported an outbreak of dengue fever in Florida after a survey of Key West residents found that at least 5% had been infected or exposed to the virus. Therefore this IND study is being carried out to identify blood donors carrying the dengue virus using the Platelia Dengue NS1 Ag (Bio-Rad, France). Prospective testing is being performed on blood donors who have read an information sheet regarding the use of donated blood samples in research. Testing will occur at the American Red Cross, Charlotte, NC NTL site.


Inclusion Criteria: The Puerto Rico Region and Monroe County, Florida will maintain a log of all blood donors enrolled by collection date documenting the time of collection, centrifugation and freezing; only centrifuged and frozen PPTs will be sent to the Charlotte NTL for NS1 Ag testing. Samples frozen when received at the Charlotte NTL will be tested. Samples that arrive thawed will be tested if the time unfrozen is 24 hours or less. When necessary, alternate PPTs (surplus samples used for NAT) will be used for dengue NS1 Ag testing; a log will be kept by the Charlotte NTL documenting the sample identification numbers of thawed samples, approximate time unfrozen and the samples that require an alternate PPT for dengue NS1 Ag testing. Exclusion Criteria: Samples that are deemed unacceptable for testing include those held for excessive storage times when thawed (in excess of 24 hours unfrozen or otherwise as determined by the Principal Investigator) or that are cracked or otherwise damaged. Samples having inadequate volume for initial and repeat testing in duplicate will not be tested as determined by the Charlotte NTL; a log will be kept of samples unacceptable for testing and the reason that the samples are unsuitable for testing.



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Susan Stramer, PhD
American Red Cross

Backup Contact:


Location Contact:

Lauderhill, Florida 33313
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: August 31, 2019

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