International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, ISSN: 2231-086X,Vol.: 24, Issue.: 4
Assessment of the Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection in Donated Blood at Regional Blood Transfusion Centre, Eldoret, Kenya
P. Chemutai1, F. Ramesh1* and Frank K. Onyango1 1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, P.O.Box – 2500,Eldoret – 30100, Kenya.
P. Chemutai1, F. Ramesh1* and Frank K. Onyango1
1Department of Biological Sciences, University of Eastern Africa, Baraton, P.O.Box – 2500,Eldoret – 30100, Kenya.
(1) Dr. Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Department of Medical Analysis, Princess Aisha Bint Al-Hussein College of Nursing and Medical Sciences, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan.
(2) Dr. Ezeigbo Obiageli Roseline, Department of Biology and Microbiology, Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Nigeria.
(1) Oti Baba Victor, Nasarawa State University, Nigeria.
(2) Charles, A. Fortune, Gregory University, Nigeria.
(3) Emmanuel Ifeanyi Obeagu, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria.
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Aim: To detect Chlamydia trachomatis in donated blood at Regional Blood Transfusion center, Eldoret.
Methodology: A random selection blood sample was done for this study for a period of one month from July 24th 2017 to August 24th 2017. Blood bags were numbered 1-87 and picked amongst unnumbered blood bags by each donor in order of donation. The samples obtained were subjected to centrifugation and serum used in the immunoassay test by using the Chlamydia trachomatis IgG/IgM Elisa test kit.
Results: This study showed that C. trachomatis was present in 8% (7 samples) of the blood samples analyzed and 92% were found to be negative.
Conclusion: With 8% of the samples testing positive for Chlamydia trachomatis this indicated that some of the blood donated to the Regional Transfusion Center is contaminated.
Blood; Chlamydia trachomatis; detection; Kenya; transfusion.
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