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Can HCV Core Ag Testing Replace the Routine Screening Assays in Patients on Hemodialysis?

Behzad Einollahi 1 , Neda Raeessi 2 , * and Fereshteh Raeessi 3
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1 Nephrology and Urology Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Atherosclerosis Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Clinical Research Center, Azad University of Pharmacy, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Hepatitis Monthly: July 01, 2014, 14 (7); e16371
  • Published Online: July 1, 2014
  • Article Type: Letter
  • Received: November 24, 2013
  • Accepted: November 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.16371

To Cite: Einollahi B, Raeessi N, Raeessi F. Can HCV Core Ag Testing Replace the Routine Screening Assays in Patients on Hemodialysis?, Hepat Mon. 2014 ;14(7):e16371. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.16371.

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