Collaborative study to evaluate the candidate 3rd WHO international standard for hepatitis B surface antigen
WHO Expert Committee on Biological Standardization & World Health Organization. (2014). Collaborative study to evaluate the candidate 3rd WHO international standard for hepatitis B surface antigen. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/137473
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