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Doctor insights on: Hep B Core Total Reflex To Hbc Igm

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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


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What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

See below: Presence of IgM hepatitis b core antibody indicates an acute (current) or recent hepatitis b infection. ...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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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection: Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. ...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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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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Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna(ss)igg ab qn ( 119)& c react protien(5.6) what are implications?

Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen  ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna(ss)igg ab qn ( 119)& c react protien(5.6)  what are implications?

Nothing.: Ebv antibodies indicate you had a previous infection, but not active. The c-reactive protein needs a units indicator - that is either normal or somewhat elevated. The anti ss dna is extremely nonspecific and very rarely indicated; I have no idea why that was ordered, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

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

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Is this a lab error for Hepatitis B?: HBsAg(-), HBsAe(+), AntiHBc(+), AntiHBc IgM(-), AntiHBc IgG(-), AntiHBs(-). Repeated 3 more times with all (-)

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

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On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

Lab tests: You do not give a value for the ceruloplasm. If you have antibodies to Hepatitis A virus and the IgG is positive and the IgM negative it suggests that you were immunized for hepatitis A or had infection in the past. Why not discuss these values with the doctor who ordered them? ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b core ab test?

What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection: Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one. ...Read more

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What does it mean, anti-body level not consistent with protective immunity against hepatitis be infection. Hep bs ab was negative?

What does it mean, anti-body level not consistent with protective immunity against hepatitis be infection. Hep bs ab was negative?

Not immune to hep B: This means that your body likely does not have the capability of fending off an attack of hepatitis b infection. If you were immunized in the past, it may not have taken. If so, discuss with your doctor about getting a booster shot. ...Read more

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Hep B surface Ab - positive, Hep BE antigen - positive, Viral DNA 2000 IU. Acute Hep B DX. Tests don't match the serology timeline? Am I in recovery?

Need expert care: This situation is too complex for safe advice on this forum. You should be seeing an expert in person, or perhaps seek HealthTap's concierge service with an infectious diseases or liver disease expert. ...Read more

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What does hepatitis b surface ab ql "reactive" mean?

What does hepatitis b surface ab ql "reactive" mean?

Exposure / Vaccine: Hard to say without knowing the rest of the hep b panel. It either means you've been exposed to HBV or have been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could i be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.

Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could i be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.

No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However you may call that an immunodeficiency given that all people have been infected with it yet only few would have recurrent ebv problem. ...Read more

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I had blood tests done and my hepatitis b surface antibody QL reactive, hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive, what does it mean?

I had blood tests done and my hepatitis b surface antibody QL reactive, hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive, what does it mean?

Need entire panel.: You're best off using HealthTap Prime to answer your question. You can upload the entire lab report & discuss with a doctor. So far, test shows you have antibodies but no antigen: means either you're in the "window period" after exposure when the virus goes "underground" or you were given a vaccine which made you immune to hepatitis B. We need the pre-core "e" test. Use HealthTap Prime to disucss. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

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

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgM test?

See below: Presence of IgM hepatitis b core antibody indicates an acute (current) or recent hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b +ve , anti hbe + ve, hbe ag - ve, anti hbc-igm:opel- ve . In which stage is my wife?

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

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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

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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

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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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How long does it take to be cured of hep b?

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

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What to do about hep b results help me!!!!!!!!!?

Need more info: there are many test to evaluate hepatitis B (antigens, antibodies, viral load, genotype, etc). I would need to know which ones are positive and negative. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have reactive hep b surface ab?

Vaccinated: a reactive hep B surface antibody test is seen when you have received the Hep B vaccine. no worries. ...Read more

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I have had hep b since i was a child --what can I do for it?

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

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Should you stay with someone you love if they told you they had hep b?

Yes you can: You can if you get immunised and take precautions untill you acquire immunity, proved by blood test. ...Read more

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I shouldn't expect anything reaction from hep b or hep a shots, right?

Hep A and B vaccines: Hepatitis a and b vaccines are safe and usually do not give adverse reactions other than local redness/tenderness and a feeling of malaise lasting no more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if condoms protect from hep b?

Wanted to know if condoms protect from hep b?

Hepatitis B: Absolutely! Sexual transmission is one of the main ways that people acquire Hep B in most developed countries. The major modes of prevention are vaccination against Hep B and use of safe sex practices. Condoms most definitely are protective against this serious infection. ...Read more

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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...Read more