Testing for hepatitis B virus core antigen and e antigen may confer additional safety of donors' blood negative for heptitis B virus surface antigen

Shakir Al-Joudi, Fawwaz; Binti Mohd Arif, Maimunah; Mohamed, Zulaikha Binti; Ishak, Ismarulyusda; Ahmed, Suhair A.
January 2014
Asian Journal of Transfusion Science;Jun-Jul2014, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
Letter to the Editor
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article in previous issue about the benefits of testing for the core antigen of hepatitis B virus.


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