HBV AND HCV AMONG VOLUNTEER BLOOD DONORS
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During the period between April 1992 and May 1995. 3576 volunteer blood donors had their sera tested for : HBsAg, HCV (antibodies) by ELISA 11 and ALT. Sera with high ALT were retested for ASA. AMA and Anti Bilharzial Antibodies. Results 80 volunteers were HBsAg +ve (2.2%), among them only 3 cases (3.8%) had their ALT elevated. HCV antibodies were +ve in 312 (8.7%) volunteers, among them 39 cases had elevated ALT (12.6%). 28 cases had their sera -Fue for both HBsAg and HCV Ab (0.896), among them 4 cases had elevated ALT (14.3%). 6 cases had their ALT elevated with all other tests -ye (HBsAg, HCV Ab, ASA, AMA and Anti Bilharzial Ab).