Published in Cancer Weekly, December 13th, 2005
"In many resource-limited regions with endemic HBV, there is limited infrastructure to collect, process, transport, and store blood samples for identification of persons with chronic HBV infection or with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We describe the application of a simple technique using commercially available kits for detection of HBV surface antigen (HBsAg) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in dried blood spots (DBS) collected on filter paper," wrote M. Mendy and colleagues, Medical Research Council Fajara.
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