Deficiencies in the standardization and sensitivity of diagnostic tests for hepatitis B virus.

Abstract

The patterns of hepatitis B virus (HBV) markers described in textbooks apply to acute and chronic infection with wild-type HBV. Deviations from these patterns occur in the very early phase, in low-level (or occult) infection and under immunosuppression. Variability may originate from the virus, the host or the test kits. In order to obtain a reliable… (More)

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@article{Gerlich2007DeficienciesIT, title={Deficiencies in the standardization and sensitivity of diagnostic tests for hepatitis B virus.}, author={Wolfram H. Gerlich and D. Glebe and Christina Sch{\"u}ttler}, journal={Journal of viral hepatitis}, year={2007}, volume={14 Suppl 1}, pages={16-21} }