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Pls interpret: HBsAG w/Titer 4548.07 Reactive. Anti HBS NONREACTIVE, HBeAG NONREACTIVE, Anti HBe REACTive, Anti HBc IgM NONREACTIVE?

Pls interpret: HBsAG w/Titer 4548.07 Reactive. Anti HBS NONREACTIVE, HBeAG NONREACTIVE, Anti HBe REACTive, Anti HBc IgM NONREACTIVE?

Chronic hepatitis B: This pattern of serology is consistent with chronic hepatitis B infection, which often leads to fatal cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Consultation with a gastroenterologist with an interest is liver disease is recommended. ...Read more

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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


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Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Please interpret this HBsAG reactive, anti hbs non-reactive, hbeag non-reactive, anti hbe reactive, anti hbc (igm) nonreactive, anti hbc total reactiv?

Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can still be reinfected. You are not highly contagious yourself, i still suggest you partner and family should get vaccinated. ...Read more

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Kindly interpret HBsAg reactive, anti HBs non reactive, HBeAg non reactive, Anti HBe recative,Anti HBc IgM non reactive?

Kindly interpret HBsAg reactive, anti HBs non reactive, HBeAg non reactive, Anti HBe recative,Anti HBc IgM non reactive?

Hepatitis B: Because you have Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) present, that means you have hepatitis B in your liver. I wonder if you have any symptoms -such as turning yellow? In the Philippines there is a high prevalence of hepatitis B, and many people were infected at the time of birth. The other lab findings seem to suggest that. Hope you can see a ID doctor there or GI doctor for treatment. God bless ...Read more

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HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please help me know?

HBsag non-reactive, anti-hbs non-reactive, HBeAg non-reactive, abti HBe reactive, anti HBc IgG reactive, anti-HBc IgM please  help me know?

Past hepatitis B: These results indicate that at some time in the past, you had Hepatitis B virus - but it appears now to have gone. You don't have any antigens (Ag) which would indicate ongoing viral replication. The antibody tests (Ab) appear to show that you were positive for the actual virus, as opposed to becoming positive from a vaccine. Best to follow up with your doctor about all this. You should be fine. ...Read more

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Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks HBsAg - reactive ANTI HBs- non-reactive ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive HBeAg- non-reactive ANTI HBe?

Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks
HBsAg - reactive
ANTI HBs- non-reactive
ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive
HBeAg- non-reactive
ANTI HBe?

Hep B testing: You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although it does not show you as infectious to others. Nevertheless, these are rudimentary labs that need to be addressed by your primary doctor for further clarification. ...Read more

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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

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Hepatitis c (HCV) antibody is reactive. The hepatitis C Recombinant Immunoblat Assay(riba) confirmation test is non reactive.Is antibody false positiv

Hepatitis c (HCV) antibody is reactive. The hepatitis C Recombinant Immunoblat Assay(riba) confirmation test is non reactive.Is antibody false positiv

Well : A positive hepatitis C antibody test with a negative or in a test usually is not a false positive that usually means someone had hepatitis C infection and their body cleared the infection and they are now immune to hepatitis C. Do a Healthtap visit or see a primary care physician for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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Hello Doc, my anti HBs Ag non reactive, HBs non reactive, HBs non reactive,HBc IgG non reactive, Anti- HAV IgG reactive. What does means?

Hello Doc, my anti HBs Ag non reactive, HBs non reactive, HBs non reactive,HBc IgG non reactive, Anti- HAV IgG reactive. What does means?

See below.: You have antibodies to Hepatitis A - either by having the disease or having been immunized. You do not have evidence of prior exposure to Hep B and do not have evidence of immunity. ...Read more

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hepatitis b surface antigen reactive and hepatitis b surface antibody nonreactive and core antibody total reactive and HBV DNA detected sir plz reply?

 hepatitis b surface antigen reactive and hepatitis b surface antibody nonreactive and core antibody total reactive and HBV DNA detected sir plz reply?

You carry hep B: I am assuming you feel well and this was a surprise finding. There are millions of people like yourself. You will require lifelong health care for it unless / until a means of eradicating it is found. You pose no danger to a partner who is immunized. ...Read more

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Coexistence of hbsag and anti hbs?

Coexistence of hbsag and anti hbs?

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

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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

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My ELISA anti rubella IgG negative(0.13 ul/ml) and ELISA anti rubella IgM positive(>400). Is it safe to pregnancy. ?

My ELISA anti rubella IgG negative(0.13 ul/ml) and ELISA anti rubella IgM positive(>400). Is it safe to pregnancy. ?

No: Igm rubella indicates recent exposure and body response to it. It does not refer immunity. Hence baby at risk for congenital rubella. ...Read more

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Advia hep.C antibody +, HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep C Ab -, HCV RNA -. 2 Hep C Ab Verification tests -.Is Advia hepC Ab test false positiv

Advia hep.C antibody +, HCV RNA -. 3 months later Architect hep C Ab -, HCV RNA -. 2 Hep C Ab Verification tests -.Is Advia hepC Ab test false positiv

Without more info: and only the data you submitted in your question, I would put it together the way you did: the first Advia hepC Ab test was a false positive. I presume other experts who arranged your follow-up testing have suggested the same interpretation. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Do I have hep b or c?Here's result!thanks! anti hbs (cmia) 48.35 miu/ml - reactive anti HCV (eclia) 0.08 non-reactive HBsAG - non reactive

Do I have hep b or c?Here's result!thanks! 
anti hbs (cmia) 48.35 miu/ml - reactive
anti HCV (eclia) 0.08 non-reactive           HBsAG - non reactive

Sounds okay: Anti-hbs reactive means you have recovered from hepatitis b or been immunized. Hbsag-nonreactive means you do not have the hepatitis b virus in your blood. Anti-hcv non-reactive means you have not met / are not infected by the hepatitis c virus. ...Read more

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Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

Window for hcv ab test and hcv rna test?

HCV: Nowadays with polymerase chain reaction technology it is making "window" periods a less discussed issue. In my practice if I suspected a recent infection (say days to weeks old)..this test would show virons in your blood. Once this virus hits your bloodstream it explodes exponentially. Some people are fortunate that their bodies contain the infection..most do not. ...Read more

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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination.  This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more

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What does HBe Ag reactive and anti- HBe Igm non reactive mean?

What does HBe Ag reactive and anti- HBe Igm non reactive mean?

It: Means active and infectious hepatitis B. A b hepatologist evaluation is indicated ...Read more

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Anti HCV antibody test result = negative, what it mean ?

Anti HCV antibody test result = negative, what it mean ?

Depends on exposure: Negative hep c antibody means no evidence of chronic hepatitis c infection. In acute hep c or in setting of immunosuppression, hcv viral load testing is helpful because hcv RNA can be detected within 2-3 days after exposure. Antibodies to hcv are detectable an average of 7-8 weeks after exposure. ...Read more

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If anti HCV antibody test result = negative , still is there any chances virus left in blood which can spread ?

Yes: If you were recently infected, it is conceivable that the anti-hcv antibody test could be negative but you could still have virus in your blood. ...Read more

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After anti HCV antibody test result = negative , still is there any chances virus left in blood which can spread ?

After anti HCV antibody test result = negative , still is there any chances virus left in blood which can spread ?

Unclear: I am unclear of your question. I think you mean that the viral load is negative, presumably after treatment. If that is the case then you have cleared the virus and you are not contagious. The antibody test will never change and will always be positive (abnormal). ...Read more

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Hep-c test =positive and anti HCV antibody test result = negative what it mean ? And is it require to take HBV vaccination?

Hep-c test =positive and anti HCV antibody test result = negative what it mean ? And is it require to take HBV vaccination?

Unrelated issue: It sounds like the screening test for hcv was positive, but not confirmed. This would not speak to the need or lack thereof for hepatitis b vaccination. ...Read more

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Positive anti-hcv antibody (ELISA)Signal to cut off was 6.60 (False pos?) HCV RNA pcr- not detected 18 years old No risk factors What is my outcome?

Positive anti-hcv antibody (ELISA)Signal to cut off was 6.60 (False pos?)
HCV RNA pcr- not detected 
18 years old No risk factors
What is my outcome?

Normal: 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, you are not likely to have hepatitis C. Why was the test done in the first place? Unrelated to your question: Practice safe sex. Get HPV and Hep B vaccines. ...Read more

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If my results says anti-hcv - he c antibody reactive [non-reacti] finale what exactly does that mean ?

Hepatitis C: A repeatedly reactive hepatitis C antibody test means that you either have a current hepatitis C infection or a past infection that has resolved, or possibly a false positive test. You need more detailed testing to sort this out. There are effective treatments for hepatitis C now. It is a serious disease if left untreated. Do not ignore this. See your doctor for further testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does having hepatitis C virus antibody (anti hcv) mean to you?

What does having hepatitis C virus antibody (anti hcv) mean to you?

HCV antibody: It indicates that you've been exposed to the hcv. You should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Which of these 3 hep c antibody screening tests(methodology)is the most accurate: Architect Anti-HCV, Advia Centauer HCV or Roche Eclia?

Which of these 3 hep c antibody screening  tests(methodology)is the most accurate: Architect Anti-HCV,  Advia Centauer HCV or Roche Eclia?

About equal: All three methods are FDA approved and about equally accurate. If you have concern about active Hep C infection, get a Hep C nucleic acid test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women be tested for anti-hcv routinely?

No: Even if hcv is detected, there is nothing that can be done and theer is no evidence to suggest it will affect the fetus, . ...Read more

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How long after exposure to HCV does it take to test + for anti-hcv?

2 months: On average, hcv antibodies are detectable at 2 months, with 6 months being the end of the range. People co-infected with HIV may not develop hcv antibodies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anti hcv?

HCV: This means an antibody that the body makes against hepatitis c. It can be checked as a screening blood test. ...Read more

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Hbsag positive and anti HCV nonreactive. Am I in trouble?

Hbsag positive and anti HCV nonreactive.  Am I in trouble?

Hepatitis B: The negative hcv is good, but the positive hbsag means that you either have acute or chronic hepatitis b. You need additional testing to determine whether this is acute or chronic and to determine whether there is any liver damage. ...Read more

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What should mean when anti-hcv non-reactive 0.15 cutoff value 1.0 and hbsag non- reactive 0.16 cutoff value 1.0 please let me know?

HCV and HBV: From your test result, it means you don't have have evidence of hepatitis C virus or hepatitis B virus infection at the time when the test was done. So you should feel good that you don't have those infection. ...Read more

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Anti HCV ab - result non - reactive hbs ag( chemiluminescence) - result - negative please advise on my results. Thanks very much ?

No infection: These results are most consistent with never being exposed to hepatitis c, and not having chronic infection with hepatitis b. It can take several months for hcv antibody to be detected, so if you had a recent high risk exposure this should be repeated at six months. If hepatitis b surface antibody is not present, then consider hbv vaccination for future protection ( there is no vaccine for hcv). ...Read more

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Need help docs! my anti HCV is negative can I have HIV with HCV negative?

Yes: Yes these are different viruses. Testing for hepatitis c doesn't test you for hiv. Ask your doctor for an HIV test. ...Read more

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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by the hepatitis C virus that attacks the liver and ...Read more