Print ISSN: 0253-0759

Online ISSN: 2413-4414

Author : A. Al-Hmudi, Hayder


DETECTION OF ANTI-HBC AND ANTI-HBS ANTIBODIES IN BLOOD DONORS NEGATIVE

Maha M. Hameed; Hayder A. Al-Hmudi; Saad S.Hamadi

The Medical Journal of Basrah University, Volume 30, Issue 1, Pages 26-29
DOI: 10.33762/mjbu.2012.64011

The Objectives: safety of blood products is one of the major issues in the area of transfusion medicine. In previous
study we found that hepatitis B virus was epidemic in some of Basrah medical institutions to assess the prevalence of
anti-HBc and anti-HBs antibodies in serum samples of healthy blood donors negative for both HBsAg and anti-HCV
in the Central Blood Bank, Basrah-Iraq.
Results: 204 serum samples negative for both HBsAg and anti-HCV collected from healthy blood donors were
tested for the presence of HBsAg, anti-HBs, HBeAg, anti-HBe and anti-HBc by using rapid chromatographic
immunoassay. Of the 204 samples tested, 13 (6.37%) of the HBsAg negative blood samples were found to be
positive for anti-HBc. 3(1.47%) out of 13 anti-HBc positive were found positive for anti-HBs.
Conclusion: detection of anti-HBc and anti-HBs antibodies were more important than other markers in detection
of latent Hepatitis B virus infection.