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i received blood test results with high alp results. doctor is now testing for hep b serology & hep c serology. are they checking if i have hep b or c? was told its checking something about the vac

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Dr. Azmat Qayyum
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Yes that is what they are checking. If you had hepatitis b vaccine. That will show it the antibodies.
Answered on Nov 3, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Alk phos, right?: Alkaline phosphatase is often above normal in certain healthy folks who've eaten recently. Its lone elevation in a healthy person seldom leads to discovery of significant illness. If your transaminases are up also, it's time to look for hep b and c, and also hemochromatosis, wilson's, and autoimmune hepatitis.
Answered on Nov 3, 2013

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