Rapid Screening Test for Detecting Hepatitis-Associated Antigen

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Science  17 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3942, pp. 298-299
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3942.298


Hepatitis-associated antigen can be detected within 2 hours by using an electrophoretic technique and cellulose acetate membranes saturated with antibody. The speed of the technique now allows testing of blood intended for transfusion on the day of collection, and the sensitivity of the method compares favorably with standard immunodiffusion.

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