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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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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

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


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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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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

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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What happen if I have hepatitis b surface ab (hbsab) reactive?

What happen if I have hepatitis b surface ab (hbsab) reactive?

You're protected!: Hepatitis b surface antigen means you have active virus. If your surface antigen is negative, and your surface antibody is positive, then (except in very rare circumstances) you are not infected and your antibody protection is complete. Hepatitis b surface antibody is acquired either following vaccination, or after you have cleared a past infection. ...Read more

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What happen if I have hepatitis b ab (hbsab) reactive?

What happen if I have hepatitis b  ab (hbsab) reactive?

Nothing: If you have a positive test for hepatitis b antibodies, it means you have been exposed to the virus and had an immune reaction to it; or, you were vaccinated, and have an immune reaction to the viral components in the vaccine. It does not mean you are infected with the virus; that would require a positive hepatitis b antigen test. ...Read more

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What if the hepatitis b surface ab antibody is positive?

Protection against..: Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is protected from getting infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more

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My hepatitis b surface AB, QN value IS 326,WHAT IT MEANS?

Hepatitis B: If you have Hep B surface Antibody then you are Immune to Hep B, either from past natural infection or from vaccination. The number simply is a measure of how high the antibody titer is. You're just fine! ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more