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Dr. Anne Larson
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Hepatitis B (Definition)

A serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus that's easily ...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 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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How did it happened to have a hepatitis b postive non reactive result?

How did it happened to have a hepatitis b postive non reactive result?

Please ask again: It makes no sense what you wrote. There is usually on the test results the results and then what the test would be if one did not have the situation or infection. If you are reading your lab reports and it says first hepatitis b positive. Then that means you are either immune to this infection because of vaccination or have had the infection. There has to be more information than that though. ...Read more

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Hi, I have reactive hepatitis b and I want to proceed on medical course, do I have still chance to go on studying medicine?

Hi, I have reactive hepatitis b and I want to proceed on medical course, do I have still chance to go on studying medicine?

There is always: A chance and hope. Start your medical studies once the viral load is low and your immune system is strong and stable. Follow your doctor's advice. Sensible advice is to avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and drinking alcohol.Eat nutritious foods, more fruits and veggies. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Ghanaweb. Com/ghanahomepage/newsarchive/artikel. Php? Id=274043.http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/news/200. ...Read more

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Wondering if hepatitis b e antigen reactive can be cured?

Wondering if hepatitis b e antigen reactive can be cured?

Yes and no: It's possible to convert from e antigen (hbeag) to e antibody (hbeab) with treatment of hepatitis b. This is a good thing, as it means your hepatitis is less active and you are less infectious to others. However, hepatitis b itself is not considered to be 'curable, ' and conversions from surface antigen (hbsag) to surface antibody (hbsab) rarely happen. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive means what?

No active infection: When people have reactive hepatitis b surface antigen, they have proteins from hepatitis b in their blood. These people have active infection and may need treatment. If there is no reactive hbsag, then most likely there is no active infection. Rarely, people who have hepatitis b core antibody detected, but no hepatitis b surface antibody, can have chronic active infection. ...Read more

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What % of hepatitis b reactive converts into lever cancer?

What % of hepatitis b reactive converts into lever cancer?

It is uncommon: You need to better understand your problem. Do you have Hepatitis-B infection? Find out.... and also find out if you have chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis. cancer is the last thing that can happen if your liver is badly damaged/scarred (also called cirrhosis). Go to a hepatologist to get good monitoring, if needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to go from reactive to nonreactive?

Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to go from reactive to nonreactive?

Yes: It is possible though the clinical consequences of the change is not entirely clear. One may still harbor immunity. ...Read more

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If hepatitis b e antigen, serum is non reactive, what does it mean?

Depends: I would want to know the following information:
are they hepatitis b surface antigen reactive?
Are they hepatitis b e antibody reactive?
Did this person likely get hepatitis b as a baby or small child or when they were older?
What is the hepatitis b dna (viral load) level?
What is the alt (liver enzyme) value?
In isolation this lab value can mean multiple things. ...Read more

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What does hepatitis b surface antibody borderline non reactive mean?

What does hepatitis b surface antibody borderline non reactive mean?

In many laboratories: A "borderline nonreactive" result is reported as "indeterminate." A positive result is an antibody titer
>12 mIU/mL; this means the individual is immune to hepatitis B. A negative result is <5.0. The CDC defines a fairly large range of indeterminate: > 5.0 but < 12.0. Indeterminate means "unable to determine immune status." Most would advise (re)immunization in this case. Stay well:) ...Read more

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What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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My result of laboratory test is reactive for hepatitis b, what is the meaning of that?

Depends: It all depends on what hepatitis b tests are reactive. It at least shows you have been exposed to HBV or have recheieved the vaccine. If you have antigen detected in the serum, it is more consistent with active disease. ...Read more

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What does a test result showing hepatitis b surface antigen negative non reactive mean?

What does a test result showing hepatitis b surface antigen negative non reactive mean?

No hep b: Hepatitis b surface antigen is present during an active infection with hepatitis b. When it is negative, it means that there is no hepatitis b virus particles in your bloodstream. It could mean you have never had hepatitis b, or you no longer have hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to decrease over time from reactive to non-reactive?

Is it possible for the hepatitis b surface antibody to decrease over time from reactive to non-reactive?

Yes: Yes, that can happen, in which case you might need additional vaccination. Once positive, I generally recheck the hbsab every 5-10 years. ...Read more

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If you are hepatitis b reactive, and then you are test again for HBsAG and the result is non reactive what does it mean? You don't have hbv?

Reactive to what?: Hbv markers are used to distinguish actively infected from immunity, the latter include antibody to surface antigen (hbsab) and to the core antigen (hbcab). Some tests detect part of the virus, such as surface antigen (hbsag), the core antigen, or hbv dna. The presence of hbsag indicates that the person is potentially infectious. Hbsab replaces hbsag as the hbv infection evolves to immunity. ...Read more

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Please explain what does hepatitis b antibody surface ql reactive mean?

Hepatitis B: Having Hep B surface antibody indicates Immunity to Hep B, either through past infection or through immunization. If through past infection, you will also have the core antibody. If through immunization, then no core antibody seen.
Having surface antibdy is what we want to see - it's a good thing! ...Read more

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My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

Hep B Infection: The surface antigen can be positive in either acute (new) or chronic hep b infection. Chronic hbv exists in several different forms. Your doctor can run other tests to determine which form you have and whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean if "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL" is "borderline" but "HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN" is "non-reactive"?

Uncertain.: Without the rest of your lab values, it is difficult to know for sure. These value suggest that you may have been exposed or vaccinated for hepatitis B in the past, but again we're working with incomplete information. You may speak with your physician who ordered the tests or call us at HealthTap Prime if you have the rest of the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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Non Reactive: Inconsistent with immunity, less than 10 mIU/mL. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Does this mean I don't have Hepatitis B as well?

You don't most likel: There can be a problem with the test if the antibody has not developed (takes up to a month) or if the viral proteins are so much that it sucks up all the antibody. Gnerally both the viral protein and antibody levels are measured at the same time.
but seems negative. ...Read more

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Test result was "Hepatitis Surface Antibody - Nonreactive" and "Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Reactive", "HBS AG Confirmation - Nonconfirm".

Test result was "Hepatitis Surface Antibody - Nonreactive" and "Hepatitis B Surface Antigen - Reactive", "HBS AG Confirmation - Nonconfirm".

Hmmmm: Got me beat. A reactive Hep B antigen indicates that you have Hepatitis B. However, It looks like the test was NOT confirmed. My experience with labs is that their report format could use some improvement and you may be misreading this. Talk to the doc who ordered the test. ...Read more

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