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Donor H Bs Ag Conf
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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