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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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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

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What is the definition or description of: hepatitis b surface ab?

What is the definition or description of: hepatitis b surface ab?

Long-term immunity!: Hepatitis b surface antibody is an immune response to hepatitis b antigen in serum, which appears 1 to 10 weeks after exposure to hepatitis b virus. Antigen means something that makes our immune system produce an antibody to fight. In acute hepatitis b infection, the virus is the surface antigen (detected in serum) leading to production of surface antibody, to expel the virus, lasting for life. ...Read more

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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...Read more

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My blood result came out to be positive for hepatitis b surface ab?

My blood result came out to be positive for hepatitis b surface ab?

Not to worry: Your body makes hep b surface antibody in response to the hepatitis b vaccine. It can also make it to the hepatitis b virus. If you've been vaccinated, it's more likely to be due to the first reason. If you're still concerned though, a test for hep b surface antigen and a liver function panel should clear things up. Most likely, they were checking your immunity status. ...Read more

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What does hepatitis b surface ab-ls test mean with a value of 0.2 and can it explain elevated ALT (sgpt) test? What other reasons can increase it?

Immunity: Most people now are vaccinated against hep b which causes an elevated hep b s about. This indicates immunity. In a unimmunized person this means prior exposure to virus. Hep b s ag would be positive in the latter case. Other causes of elevated alt are alcohol, fatty liver , medications or other genetic diseases. ...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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Hepatitis b surface ab reactive means what - good or bad?

Hepatitis b surface ab reactive means what - good or bad?

Depends: It means you have antibodies against the surface antigen of hep b. Either you have been immunized or you soon will have or have had hep b infection. ...Read more

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What is the hepatitis b surface ab; my dropped and I had to get more shots?

What is the hepatitis b surface ab; my dropped and I had to get more shots?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is produced in response to injection of hep b vaccine which contains surface antigen. Surface antibody is protective against hep b infection. If levels of surface antibody drop too low you are no longer protected against hep b and must be re-immunized. ...Read more

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