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Doctor insights on: Hepatitis B Core Antibodies

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Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What to do about hepatitis b core antibody - positive ,. am I save from hepititis?

What to do about hepatitis b core antibody - positive ,. am I save from hepititis?

Likely yes: if the "total" core antibody (or IgG core antibody) is positive, and the rest of tests are NEGATIVE, it means you were exposed to the virus, but it is not active. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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IMy HBV test results (red cross): Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Do I have HBV?

IMy HBV test results (red cross): Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative.  Do I have HBV?

Cured, but...: If a person's Hep B surface antigen is nonreactive, that means the lab does not find pieces of the surface of the virus. If her Hep B virus PCR is negative, that means the lab does not find the virus's DNA (genes). If the core antibody is reactive that means her immune system REMEMBERS being infected with Hep B. She is cured, but some viral DNA might be attached to her own human DNA in her liver. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Treating Hepatitis B (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy completely
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Notify your doctor if you're pregnant
Once
Get periodic repeat blood tests
Once
Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can you tell me what you suggest if you are hepatitis b surface antibodies positive does this mean you have HIV as well?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you are hepatitis b surface antibodies positive does this mean you have HIV as well?

Immunity: Hepatitis b surface antibody positive, means you are immune (you are protected) to hepatitis b, as long as the "surface antigen" is negative. Its not related to hiv. ...Read more

Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Hepatitis b core antibody, positive , . Am i safe from hepatitis?

Exposed in the past: If the hepatitis b core antibody (igg) is positive it means you have been exposed to the virus. It does not give information regarding if the virus is active or not. Other blood tests give us this information. ...Read more

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc Dr. Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
State Medical University N Testemitanu of Republic of Moldova
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Treating Hepatitis A (Checklist)

Drink plenty of fluids
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Maintain strict personal hygiene
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Follow a bland diet
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If you start feeling worse, call a doctor immediately
Once
Dr. Jane Eason Dr. Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
29 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Please explain what does hepatitis b antibody surface ql reactive mean?

Hepatitis B: Having Hep B surface antibody indicates Immunity to Hep B, either through past infection or through immunization. If through past infection, you will also have the core antibody. If through immunization, then no core antibody seen. Having surface antibdy is what we want to see - it's a good thing! ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham Dr. Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
23 years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Treating Hepatitis C (Checklist)

Find a doctor who specializes in treating people with hepatitis C
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Stop drinking alcohol until you find out how your liver is doing
Once
At a HCV viral load test to make sure you have an active infection
Once
Get vaccinated for hepatitis B if not already exposed
Once
Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Hepatitis b core antibody, positive , . Am i safe from hepatitis?

Exposed in the past: If the hepatitis b core antibody (igg) is positive it means you have been exposed to the virus. It does not give information regarding if the virus is active or not. Other blood tests give us this information. ...Read more

Dr. Enrique Molina Dr. Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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What to do about hepatitis b core antibody - positive ,. am I save from hepititis?

Likely yes: if the "total" core antibody (or IgG core antibody) is positive, and the rest of tests are NEGATIVE, it means you were exposed to the virus, but it is not active. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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IMy HBV test results (red cross): Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Do I have HBV?

Cured, but...: If a person's Hep B surface antigen is nonreactive, that means the lab does not find pieces of the surface of the virus. If her Hep B virus PCR is negative, that means the lab does not find the virus's DNA (genes). If the core antibody is reactive that means her immune system REMEMBERS being infected with Hep B. She is cured, but some viral DNA might be attached to her own human DNA in her liver. ...Read more

Dr. Kristel Hunt Dr. Hunt
Internal Medicine - Hepatology
19 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Need any medication or vaccine?

HBV test results: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative.  Need any medication or vaccine?

Excellent question: and your story stumps many a doctor, often! :) a lot of the recommendations depend on - are you someone with risk factors for HBV? is this the first time that it has been checked? are your liver enzymes normal? are you about to undergo any procedures/ treatments that could put you at risk for HBV? If you have no sig risk factors, yes, I'd vaccinate you if there's potential for exposure. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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What if the hepatitis b surface ab antibody is positive?

Protection against..: Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is protected from getting infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is hepatitis b antibody?

What is hepatitis b antibody?

Hepatitis B ANTIBODY: After you have given three series of hepatitis b vaccine, body oruduces hepatitis b surface antibodies which is the marker of immunity against hepatitis b disease, and it can be measured in units.Hepatitis b core antibodies appear in persons infected with hep[atitis b and persist all life hepatitis b IgM antibody means acute infection with hepatitis b virus. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Eason Dr. Eason
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
29 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Please explain what does hepatitis b antibody surface ql reactive mean?

Hepatitis B: Having Hep B surface antibody indicates Immunity to Hep B, either through past infection or through immunization. If through past infection, you will also have the core antibody. If through immunization, then no core antibody seen. Having surface antibdy is what we want to see - it's a good thing! ...Read more

Dr. Anne Maitland Dr. Maitland
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
20 years in practice
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
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Hepatitis b surface antibody result was 3.00. What can this mean if the reference value is 10.0-2000.0 miu?

Hepatitis b surface antibody result was 3.00. What can this mean if the reference value is 10.0-2000.0 miu?

Hepatitis protection: If this is in regards to hep b vaccination, it seems for this lab, the level of protection against hepatitis b surface antigen is insufficient. Some individuals need more than the routine 4 boosters to mount protective levels. Ideally, a person should receive a booster and reassess the response in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert Dr. Seibert
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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What does it mean if "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL" is "borderline" but "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN" is "non-reactive"?

What does it mean if "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL" is "borderline" but "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN" is "non-reactive"?

Uncertain.: Without the rest of your lab values, it is difficult to know for sure. These value suggest that you may have been exposed or vaccinated for hepatitis B in the past, but again we're working with incomplete information. You may speak with your physician who ordered the tests or call us at HealthTap Prime if you have the rest of the results. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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My hepatitis b result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive,hepatitis be antibody - positive , What does this mean?

My hepatitis b result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive,hepatitis be antibody - positive , What does this mean?

Recent infection: The presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B e antibody suggest a recent hepatitis B infection. An appearance of hepatitis B surface antibody heralds recovery from acute infection. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What do you suggest if my hepatitis b result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive,hepatitis be antibody - positive ,?

See below: 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, the presence of hepatitis b surface antigen in blood means active infection with the hepatitis B virus and you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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