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HBV core antigen
Apr 11, 2002

In occult HBV due to HIV co-infection, during acute/chronic infection, is core antigen always detectable?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Core antigen is really only an experimental test and is nearly never detectable. The best test to do for occult HBV is the HBV DNA by PCR. It is extremely accurate and sensitive. Use it! DTD

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