Published in Hepatitis Weekly, September 4th, 2006
Study 1: According to recently published research from Taiwan, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a higher cut-off index value of immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody to hepatitis B core antigen.
"The cut-off index value of IgM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc; AxSYM CORE-M, Abbott) for diagnosing acute hepatitis B is 1.2. A high false-positive rate of IgM anti-HBc was observed in acute flare-ups of chronic hepatitis B in Taiwanese patients.
"Thus the purpose of the present paper was to study the optimal index value of IgM...
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