A 44-year-old member asked:
went for ob check up and it says im positive for hep b surface ab. should i be worried?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Amster answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Your body makes hep b surface antibody in response to the hepatitis b vaccine. It can also make it to the hepatitis b virus. If you've been vaccinated, it's more likely to be due to the first reason. If you're still concerned though, a test for hep b surface antigen and a liver function panel should clear things up. Most likely, they were checking your immunity status.
Answered on Sep 29, 2019
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