Evaluation of a red cell agglutination test for detection of Australia antigen (HG Ag).

An investigational red cell agglutination (RCA) test was evaluated for sensitivity in detecting and titering hepatitis B antigen (HB Ag) in comparison with two counterelectrophoresis (CEP) systems and a solid-phase radioimmunoassay (RIA). The RCA procedure was found to be significantly more sensitive than the CEP methods and compares favorably in… CONTINUE READING