Astel HBsAg® Rapid Test for Hepatitis B surface Antigen Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. Many cases of acute hepatitis B occur sporadically with no known source and studies have shown that prior unrecognized infection is common. The infection is transmitted through exchange of body fluids e.g. blood, semen, breast milk, and in some circumstances saliva. People most at risk include: anybody who has unprotected sexual intercourse; intravenous drug users who share needles and syringes; health care workers in contact with potentially contaminated blood or body fluids; babies born to mothers with the virus; anyone in intimate contact with the infected person. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a biomarker for this infection which can be detected in the blood, plasma or serum of infected individuals. Astel HBsAg® is a highly specific and sensitive, visually read, qualitative immunoassay for the detection of HBsAg. HBsAg assays can be used to screen blood and blood products to prevent transmission of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to recipients of these products.
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