[Absence of occult hepatitis B in Colombian blood donors].

Abstract

INTRODUCTION In Colombian blood banks, screening for the surface antigen of hepatitis B is mandatory in all units collected. Testing of antibody against core antigens is not administered, although this method may be useful to detect donors infected with the hepatitis B virus. OBJECTIVE The prevalence of occult hepatitis B was determined by applying a full… (More)
DOI: 10.1590/S0120-41572011000400013

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