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For investigation of which disease is HbAgs and Australian antigen test done ?

For what purpose is HBAgs and Australian antigen test are done? Are they one and same.
Asked On : Sat, 24 Sep 2011
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Hello.welcome.Both are same.This is a viral marker for Hepatitis B infection.HBsAg (surface antigen) is present is present 1 to 6 months after the exposure.The persistence of HBsAg for more than 6 months defines carrier status and occurs in 5 to 10% of infections.Good luck.
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