The risk of transfusion-transmitted syphilis in Australia is miniscule and there is a strong case for discontinuing universal blood donor screening for the disease, a new analysis concludes. The current practice of donor serological testing for syphilis – which costs $4.4 million a year – could be replaced by targeted testing of male donors under ...
Transfusion syphilis testing can be safely discontinued
By Michael Woodhead
18 Jan 2019