Blood Tests For Viral Infections?
I want to ask, yesterday I donated blood at PMI, then today I was in wa the officer said I was indicated by the virus. But it is not certain that you have to cross-check it 3 times, he said, then you can tell. I ask what virus is it ???
Hello Bambang, Thank you for the question.
Everyone who wants to donate blood will go through a blood test (screening) to detect whether the blood to be donated is infected by a blood-borne disease. Blood tests that are usually done are HIV infection, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Ensuring that the donor's blood is clean from any infections is important so that this blood can be transfused to other people without transmitting certain infections. To know for sure, of course you have to ask this with the officer. Usually the PMI officer will tell you the results of abnormal blood tests. Please wait for the results of this examination to find out. If it is proven that you have an infection from this blood test, please consult your doctor immediately.
Hopefully this information is useful.