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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?
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
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
Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)
False positive tests: With negative results on three more tests, almost certainly the positive results were false. This isn't necessarily a lab error, just a glitch in the biology of the test. That is, there probably is nothing the lab could have done to either cause or prevent it. In any case, you don't have hepatitis B. If potentially at risk, e.g. sexually active and not monogamous, get vaccinated. ...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
Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks
HBsAg - reactive
ANTI HBs- non-reactive
ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive
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
Interpret hepatitis B panel results:
Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg) - Non-reactive, Hep B core Total antibody Anti-HBc Reactive, NAT Non-reactive?
No cure: It's uncommon to be completely cured of hepatitis b. One achievable goal is to go from having a positive hbeag to a positive hbeab ("e antigen" to "e antibody" conversion) with treatment, which means your virus is less active and less infectious. A small number of people convert from hbsag to hbsab ("surface antigen" conversion), which is about as close as you get to a cure. ...Read more
Do nothing: It is now understood and believed that if you have been immunised with three doses of Hepatitis B Vaccine it will give you lifelong protection.It was believed in the past that immunity will last for 5to7 years, you do not need a booster dose if you want to be 100% sure about your immune status, than you can have antibody titer to confirm the immunity which is recommended for certain healthcare work. ...Read more
Yes you can: You can if you get immunised and take precautions untill you acquire immunity, proved by blood test. ...Read more