Jan 2013 PloS one

Dried blood spot sampling for hepatitis B virus serology and molecular testing.

Auteurs

Mohamed S, Raimondo A, Pénaranda G, Camus C, Ouzan D, Ravet S, Bourlière M, Khiri H, Dukan P, Olive D, Halfon P

Résumé

Dried blood spots (DBS) on filter paper have been successfully used to diagnose and monitor several infectious diseases. The aim was to investigate the performance of DBS in hepatitis B virus (HBV) diagnosis using commercial tests in comparison to standard methods.

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