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Serum Hepatitis Antigen (SH): Rapid Detection by High Voltage Immunoelectroosmophoresis

Science  07 Aug 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3945, pp. 593-595
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3945.593

Abstract

An immunoelectroosmophoretic technique for rapid detection of the antigen (SH) associated with the serum hepatitis virus has been devised. The technique maintains the specificity characteristic of the Ouchterlony gel-diffusion method, yet detects in 1 to 2 hours one-tenth the amount of antigen required for gel diffusion. The test has immediate application to blood-banking practice since it permits the screening of such labile products as platelets and fresh whole blood, and the detection of antigen in additional serums negative by the Ouchterlony technique.

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