Cell-Mediated Immunity Based Primary Prophylaxis for CMV Infection in Organ Transplant Recipients


About this study

The study will prospectively determine the clinical utility of CMV cell-mediated immunity using the Quantiferon test. The investigators will use the assay results to tailor the duration of CMV prophylaxis in solid organ transplant patients.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Adult kidney, kidney-pancreas, liver transplant recipient, or heart transplant recipient 
  • CMV D+/R- patient or any R+ patient who received antithymocyte globulin induction therapy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to comply with protocol
  • Campath (Alemtuzumab) induction
  • Receiving another investigational compound for CMV treatment or prophylaxis.
  • Allergy to valganciclovir or ganciclovir
  • Receiving an investigational compound for prevention or treatment of rejection, or participating in another interventional study

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Raymund Razonable, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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