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Hepatitis A Ab Igm
Could you tell me why my hepatitis C ab, IgM read reactive a and the signal to cut off is 28.70 m <1.00 mean?
Hb core ab-igm non reactive hepatitis b core ab total reactive and hep b surface antigen non reactive what does this mean?
If the hav-igg ab to hepatitis a virus is reactive (11.52), while detection of IgM antibodies against hav from patient serum is non-reactive(0.29)?
Antibody: Hepatitis a is a virus that is transmitted through contaminated water sources. It infects the liver and causes liver damage. The body is usually able to eradicate the virus and the infection does not become chronic. The hepatitis igm antibody is part of the early immune response against the infection. It is the first type of antibody formed. It can be measured in the blood during acute infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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