Characterization of HBV DNA+/HBsAg- blood donors in Poland identified by triplex NAT.

  title={Characterization of HBV DNA+/HBsAg- blood donors in Poland identified by triplex NAT.},
  author={Ewa Brojer and Piotr Grabarczyk and Grzegorz Liszewski and Maria Mikulska and J Y Allain and Magdalena Lętowska},
  volume={44 6},
Nucleic acid testing (NAT) for hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been performed in Poland since 2005 on samples seronegative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), anti-hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV), and anti-human immunodeficiency virus (anti-HIV). Tools included 24-donation pool testing (PT) using Cobas Amplicor or in individual donations (ID) by Procleix Ultrio. Seven of 761,666 (1:108,800) and 21/250,191 (1:11,900) HBV DNA-positive donations were identified and confirmed by alternative methods… CONTINUE READING


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