Most transfusion recipients should be tested for HBsAg and HCV.
Anti-HBs in donor blood are a useful indicator of type B hepatitis.
All HBsAg and/or HCV positive blood should be retested and confirmed.
Special steps necessary to avoid hepatitis infection in the laboratory include:
a. Avoid mouthing the pipette.
b. Washing hands before leaving the laboratory.
Wearing gloves, if open cuts or sores are on the hand.
d. Segregating areas for: HBsAg, HCV, HTLV-l, and so forth, testing.
e. All of the above.
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