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Old 03-02-2005, 12:51 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JillGat
To the OP, are you sure you tested positive for "surface antibodies? I thought blood banks only tested for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JillGat
To the OP, are you sure you tested positive for "surface antibodies? I thought blood banks only tested for Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc)
This is why I was confused. I thought the vaccine elicited anti-surface antibodies and so would have been surprised if potential donors were disqualified on the basis of such antibodies being present. Still, I didn't know that blood banks looked for anti-HBc.

Do they still check for elevated transaminases?