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NAT testing
Apr 20, 2001

Are all blood donations given at a hospital tested using NAT?

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

Yes.Red Cross is testing all blood dontated for NAT.The purpose is to detect positive HCV blood, before Elisa antibodies are positive .The risk of adquiring HCV from blood transfussions is very low ,and is decreasing more every day.

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