Published in Hepatitis Weekly, December 19th, 2005
"HBV may be present in serum even when negative for HBV surface antigen (HBsAg). If routine screening of sera for anti-HBV core antigen (anti-HBc) is not done, low-level HBV viraemia may not be identified."
"A study was done on the presence of HBV DNA in serum samples from Mexican blood donors negative for HBsAg," wrote B.M. Garcia-Montalvo and colleagues, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social.
"Sera from 158 volunteer blood donors, negative for HBsAg and anti-HBs, but positive for anti-HBc, were...
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