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Im hbsag positive what does it means?

Im hbsag positive what does it means?

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

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What is the difference between HBsAG and hbsab?

What is the difference between HBsAG and hbsab?

Hepatitis B: 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

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Please explain Hbsag - reactive Hbe - non reactive Anti hbe - reactive?

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Hbsag - reactive
Hbe - non reactive
Anti hbe - reactive?

Hep B carrier: These tests suggest the carrier state of hepatitis B infection; that is, the presence of hepatitis B virus in the blood. Your doctor will want to assess your overall health. ...Read more

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For what HBSAg spot ELISA test taken ?

For what HBSAg spot ELISA test taken ?

Hepatitis B: Presence of HbSAg indicates active hepatitis B viral replication in the body and an active infection. It can and should be treated. ...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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Is negative HBsAg hepatitis b test conclusive 14 weeks after exposure in a healthy adult?

Is negative HBsAg hepatitis b test conclusive 14 weeks after exposure in a healthy adult?

Quite conclusive: HBsAg is the first serologic marker that can be detected following exposure to HBV, as early as 1 or 2 weeks and as late as 11 or 12 weeks post exposure. If you are 14 weeks post exposure, it should be quite a convincing that you did not acquire an acute hep B infection. You should still discuss with your doctor regarding his thoughts on this. ...Read more

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Routine blood test showed hbsag negative in 2013 but positive now. how is it possilble? am i infected?

Routine blood test showed hbsag negative in 2013 but positive now. how is it possilble? am i infected?

Repeat it: Lab errors do happen. Your physician will also look at other labs before making any treatment decision. ...Read more

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I tested positive for HBsAG and my IgM anti hbc value is 0.76 s/co. What does it mean? Acute or chronic?

I tested positive for HBsAG and my IgM anti hbc value is 0.76 s/co. What does it mean? Acute or chronic?

Probably chronic: Hbv markers are used to distinguish actively infected from immunity, the latter include antibody to surface antigen (hbsab) and to the core antigen (hbcab). Some tests detect part of the virus, such as surface antigen (hbsag), the core antigen, or hbv dna. The presence of hbsag indicates that the person is potentially infectious, regardless of the hbcab status and is common in hbv carriers. ...Read more

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What do these results mean? Hbsag positive, hbs ab negative, hbeag negative, hbeab positive and hbc ab positive?

What do these results mean? Hbsag positive, hbs ab negative, hbeag negative, hbeab positive and hbc ab positive?

This is serious: It is likely that you are infected with two different hepatitis viruses and need to be under the care of a physician who's willing to explain lab results and get you treated. Please don't let this go. Your life may well depend on your being appropriately assertive. ...Read more