Authors' reply

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6974.260b (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:260
  1. D J Mutimer,
  2. E Elias
  1. Consultant physician Consultant physician Liver and Hepatobiliary Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham B15 2TH

    EDITOR,—Screening of British blood donors for antibodies to hepatitis C virus started in September 1991. Donors who are positive for the antibody (with positive or indeterminate results in the confirmatory assay) are excluded from further donation and advised that use of their blood may be unsafe. Guidelines on counselling and investigating these donors do not exist. Experience in areas of high prevalence suggested that donors with indeterminate results are frequently …

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