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any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

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Laboratory investigations included total leucocyte count, differential leucocyte count, haemoglobin (gram %), routine urine, blood sugar, liver function tests, total serum bilirubin, Australia antigen, and ultrasound liver.
Subtypes of Australia antigen in persistent australia antigenemia and sporadic hepatitis among patients with lepromatous leprosy and their segregated children with no apparent clinical illness.
Bernard Blumberg discovered the Australia Antigen, a surface protein of the hepatitis B virus, now referred to as hepatitis B surface antigen or HBsAg.
Edinburgh had had a devastating Hepatitis B epidemic in 1969-70 leading to the death of three staff members and eight patients so another condition my appointment was that I should be Australia antigen negative.
40160 Hbs Ag Spot Test Kit 50 Tests Australia Antigen
Instead, we turned to other applications in endocrinology--aiming at direct competition with RIA--and in infectious disease, primarily in hepatitis B testing, a field that had been exploding since the discovery of Australia antigen (HbsAg) a few years earlier and the subsequent identification of the hepatitis B virus.
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