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Active infection: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, presence of hepatitis B antigen in blood means active hepatitis B infection. It can be treated and you should see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more
Hepatitis antibody: Hepatitis b infection (or vaccine injection) stimulates production of igm and igg antibodies. Igm is short-lived antibody type and if present, suggests a recent infection, if igg is present, a past-infection (or sucessful immunization) is likely. A negative test suggests no prior infection or no prior immunization (or a failed immunization attempt). ...Read more
Hbsag is the short term of hepatitis b surface antigen and is a component of the hepatitis b virus. Hbsab is the antibody to this protein made by the person infected by hepatitis b virus or vaccinated against hepatitis b. See this site more info.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hepatitis/b/. ...Read more
Negative for HbSag: Initial screening tests are set at high sensitivity and generate some false positives. If the confiramtory test was negative and you do not have any other indication of hep b infection, then the results of the confimatory tests are the definitive results. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: If you have hepatitis b surface antigen in your circulation you have been infected with the virus. The duration or persistence of the surface antigen will determine whether this was acute or chronic infection. See a doctor to determine future testing and assessment techniques and possible need for treatment. There are now effective meds available. ...Read more
How long will I live if I am HBsAG positive at the age of 29? Is there any cure available for hbsag?
HepB surface Ag: If you have hepatitis B surface antigen it means that you have been infected with this virus, but whether you will develop chronic infection or develop antibodies depends upon when you were infected. Chronic hepatitis can also remain inactive. You need to be seen and followed by a hepatologist or infectious disease expert. There is now treatment available, and further testing will tell you more. ...Read more
What is a normal value for the HBsAG test? Hbsag was negative, Value was less than 0.5, the report shows negative
Hi, I was diagnose last march 10, 2014 and the result is im reactive in HBsAG 4, 164.23, please help me what should I do? Thank you in advance, godbless us
It's possible.: When HBsAg and HBsAb are detected simultaneously, the first thing to do is to recheck the labs to be sure it is not in error. If it is confirmed, it is a rare instance of a mutation in the HBsAg region, and there is not good data about the response to conventional therapies. Be sure you were seeing an experienced hepatologist if this is present. Good luck. ...Read more
Check for immunity: Hbsag (surface antigen) tests for active hepatitis. If it's negative, you don't have it and don't need retesting unless you get exposed. However, you should get a hbsab (surface antibody) to see if you're immune. If the antibody is negative, you should be vaccinated, and then you'll never need to worry about getting hepatitis b. ...Read more
Be strong: Your physician will advise you whether and how to manage this. Many people carry this through their lifetimes without ever getting seriously sick from it. Keep it in perspective. With most people immunized today, you are unlikely to infect those you love. You are still essentially healthy and can have a great life. ...Read more
Implies chronic HepB: Need further testing to identify specifically your case. Your doc should be able to order the right tests. Lots of good treatment these days. ...Read more
New Hep B infection: This means a new Hep B infection, most likely from the needle prick. See a hepatologist ...Read more
Hello Dr., I am a final year medical student and I recently got to know that I am HBsAg positive.
Interesting...: Med students, nursing students, dental students all need their serologies (blood tests) done before starting their schooling. If HBsAb is negative, vaccines are given to prevent them from catching HepB. If HBsAg is positive (person has HepB virus), more blood tests are done to see what the person's true status is. If truly infected, then treatment is available. Enjoy the last year of med school! ...Read more
Wat does HBsAG screenin result 'reactive' indicates? Advice me to further procedure which I must take?
Should I be concerned if my partner got a result of HBsAG non reactive for hepa test. Is she already infected?
Hepatitis B: I may be misreading your question, but I need clarification. Why is your partner testing? Do you have hepatitis b? Have you not been vaccinated for this common and dangerous virus? Most americans are vaccinated now against hepatitis b. The test results you share show that she is not positive or immune to hepatitis b. ...Read more
Anti hbs is non reactive (.0007), HBsAG is non reactive. Please interpret. Do I need to vaccinate? Thank you
What does it mean if you have HBsAG positive, hbsab positive, hbeag positive, hbeab negative and hbcab negative?
Hello, pls can you confirm this drugs for it was recommended for treating Hbsag (hepatitis). "Livelin" and "Vitibio". Thank?
Cannot confirm.: The standard treatment for Hep B is interferon plus an antiviral: lamivudine, adefovir dipivoxil, telbivudine, entecavir, or tenofovir. I googled the other names and can't find anything about them. ...Read more
What to do if I have a brother. Now he is 24 years old. He is hbsag+ve. Now every month we drawout 8-10ltr water from his bod?
Ascites: It sounds as though your brother is developing recurring fluid in his abdominal cavity, called ascites. The most common cause in this setting would be significant liver disease, from hepatitis. But other causes should be evaluated. An internist or hepatologist may be worth seeing. ...Read more
Hello Dr. I am a final year medical student and I recently got to know that I am HBsAg positive. Should I marry in future or not?
Chronic hepatitis B: I'm guessing you are in a developing country, probably in Asia. If so, probably you are congenitally infected with hepatitis B. Many such persons are minimally infectious and can safetly have sex, become parents, etc. Your sex partners and children can be 100% protected by being vaccinated. Get care from an expert at your med school; further testing can sort out the details of your options. ...Read more