An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen

N. J. Petersen, W. W. Bond, J. H. Marshall, M. S. Favero, Leopoldo Raij

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Abstract

A filter-rinse technique capable of detecting low levels of airborne hepatitis B surface antigen (HB(s)Ag) was devised and evaluated. Laboratory tests showed the procedure to have an efficiency of 22% with a coefficient of variation of 11% and a capability of detecting as little as 5 x 10 -5 ml of aerosolized antigen positive serum in a single air sample. The technique was field-tested in a hemodialysis center serving a patient population with a high prevalence of HB(s)Ag seropositivity. The antigen was not detected in any of 60 air samples collected under conditions favoring the occurrence of aerosols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Laboratory Science
Volume13
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Hepatitis B Surface Antigens
Air
Antigens
Aerosols
Renal Dialysis
Serum
Population

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Petersen, N. J., Bond, W. W., Marshall, J. H., Favero, M. S., & Raij, L. (1976). An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen. Health Laboratory Science, 13(4), 233-237.

An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen. / Petersen, N. J.; Bond, W. W.; Marshall, J. H.; Favero, M. S.; Raij, Leopoldo.

In: Health Laboratory Science, Vol. 13, No. 4, 01.12.1976, p. 233-237.

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Petersen, NJ, Bond, WW, Marshall, JH, Favero, MS & Raij, L 1976, 'An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen', Health Laboratory Science, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 233-237.
Petersen NJ, Bond WW, Marshall JH, Favero MS, Raij L. An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen. Health Laboratory Science. 1976 Dec 1;13(4):233-237.
Petersen, N. J. ; Bond, W. W. ; Marshall, J. H. ; Favero, M. S. ; Raij, Leopoldo. / An air sampling technique for hepatitis B surface antigen. In: Health Laboratory Science. 1976 ; Vol. 13, No. 4. pp. 233-237.
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