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Posted Nov 10 2008 4:19pm

When used in dialysis machines, this could show blood traces that are not seen by the naked eye...BD 

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The use of Luminol, a bioluminescent chemical used in crime investigations to detect trace amounts of blood, might improve infection control in hospitals, Dutch researchers report. image

In a study reported in the Journal of Hospital Infection, Dr. P. W. M. Bergervoet and colleagues, from Deventer Ziekenhuis, describe the use of Luminol in their dialysis units, noting that transmission of hepatitis C often occurs in this setting and may be related to blood contamination of the hospital environment.

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