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Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 2005;25(3):155-8.

Evaluation of hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis C virus and anti-human immunodeficiency virus antibodies and syphilis seropositivity in blood donors: six years' seropositivity.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, School of Vocational Health Services, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.


This retrospective study was carried out to evaluate the seropositivity of hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg), anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV), anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and syphilis in blood donors in Manisa Government Hospital. Data were evaluated in 10,189 blood donors between April 1, 1997, which is the time from which regular records began to be collected, and April 1, 2003. The blood samples of the blood center from April 1, 1997, to January 1, 1998, were examined via the card method, those between January 1, 1998, and January 1, 2002, were examined via micro enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method and the rest were evaluated with macro ELISA methods. In blood donors, the positivity of HbsAg, anti-HCV anti-HIV and the rapid plasmin reagin test were 2.95%, 0.68%, 0.00% and 0.16%, respectively.

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