Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 21st, 1998
In areas where hepatitis B virus (HBV) is prevalent, HBV carriers negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) have been reported. Moreover, even after screening donor blood for HBsAg and hepatitis B core antibody (HBcAb), post-transfusion hepatitis B continues to occur, though with a decreasing frequency. Therefore, screening tests far more sensitive for detecting HBsAg than those currently available are needed.
Researcher T. Matsuo and colleagues...
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