A 26-year-old female asked:
i did these tests, what dose the result mean? anti-hbs 39.71 ml reactive. anti-hbcll 0.72 s/co nonreactive. my last blood donation wasn't accepted.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible reason: My guess is that you have been immunized against hepatitis b which is the anti_hbs. You have antibodies against a protein on the surface of the virus; this is a normal response to the vaccine. You don't have the core antibody which is what we see after infection (anti hbc) if you were recently vaccinated you should wait at least 4-6 weeks before donating blood.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013
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