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Hep B Core Total Reflex To Hbc Igm
Hb core ab-igm non reactive hepatitis b core ab total reactive and hep b surface antigen non reactive what does this mean?
Hepatitis b is a viral liver disease. Until vaccines were developed this was a very common cause of hepatitis, and still is in some countries. Hep b is a progressive chronic disease which can lead to cirrhosis and also to cancer of the liver. It is also implicated in the causation ...Read more
Hep B: Hep B core IgM antibody is only present in acute infection. The IgM will then be lost, and you develop Heb B core antibody total (IgG) that persists for life. After acute infection, one hopefully loses the surface antigen and develops surface antibody, which indicates lifelong immunity. The surface antibody also persists for life. If persisting surface antigen, this indicates chronic infection. ...Read more
4 mnths ago I had a blood Exposure. took Hep C acute ab at 3months and Hep B core Ab Igm and HIV 4th gen at 4 months post all neg.Can I move on?
All are conclusive: These results prove without doubt that you didn't acqurie any of these infections. You can move on without worry. ...Read more
HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+,IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.
Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more
Given what you..: Have written, the presence of hbsag without hbeag or anti-hbc igm suggests a chronic infection, probably for years. People who are anti-hbe positive tend to be much less infectious as compared to their hbeag counterparts with less inflammatory liver disease. Was a hbv dna viral load done? ...Read more
Interpret hepatitis B panel results:
Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg) - Non-reactive, Hep B core Total antibody Anti-HBc Reactive, NAT Non-reactive?
Hep B testing: My research suggests that although Hep Bcore Ab can be seen in acute or latent cases of hepatitis B, it is more often a case of changes in your immune response that can be "corrected" with a booster vaccine (assuming you have had the initial vaccine series as an infant). If you were not vaccinated, then please consult with a hepatologist to resolve this question further. It isn't likely serious ...Read more
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