Blood Transfusion - 4 2011 (October-December)
Criteria for hepatitis B virus screening and validation of blood components in Italy: the position of the SIMTI HBV working group
Authors:  Claudio Velati, Laura Fomiatti, Lorella Baruffi, Vanessa Piccinini, Daniele Prati, Anna Reina, Andrea Lobbiani, Alessandro Zanetti, Luisa Romanò as SIMTI Working Group
Pages:  455-461
To cite this article:  Blood Transfus 2011;9:455-61
Doi:  10.2450/2011.0014-11
Published online:  21/07/2011

Th e screening strategies for the detection of blood donors potentially able to transmit an infection to the recipient of their blood or blood products have always included clinical, behavioural and laboratory criteria in an attempt to construct a "multi-barrier" system that most eff ectively guarantees transfusion safety1.
Th ese criteria are necessarily modifi ed over time as further knowledge is acquired and new laboratory tests become available (...).
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