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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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Had 2 of 3 Hep B vaccine shots. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL is NON-REACTIVE. 3rd shot in June. Am I protected at all until final shot?

Immune System: The Immune System is quite mysterious - it has layers and layers to it actually. One 'crude' way of measuring part of this immunity is through antibody testing. That only measures one branch of the whole thing, however. With Hep B vaccine especially, there is often good T-cell immunity generated, which is NOT routinely measured. You're not quite done with the series, so I would measure afterwards. ...Read more

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IMy HBV test results (red cross): Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Nonreactive; Hepatitis B Core Antibodies: Reactive; HBV PCR: Negative. Do I have HBV?

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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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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What is hepatitis b surface antibody telling you?

What is hepatitis b surface antibody telling you?

Depends: ...If you have anti-hbs alone without anti-hbc, it means immunization. If with anti-core, it means previous infection. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b surface antibody result was 3.00. What can this mean if the reference value is 10.0-2000.0 miu?

Hepatitis b surface antibody result was 3.00. What can this mean if the reference value is 10.0-2000.0 miu?

Hepatitis protection: If this is in regards to hep b vaccination, it seems for this lab, the level of protection against hepatitis b surface antigen is insufficient. Some individuals need more than the routine 4 boosters to mount protective levels. Ideally, a person should receive a booster and reassess the response in 4-6 weeks. ...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 result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive, hepatitis be antibody - positive, What does this mean?

My hepatitis b result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive, hepatitis be antibody - positive, What does this mean?

Recent infection: The presence of hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B e antibody suggest a recent hepatitis B infection. An appearance of hepatitis B surface antibody heralds recovery from acute infection. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my hepatitis b result is as follows: hepatitis b suface angin - positive, hepatitis be antibody - positive,?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the presence of hepatitis b surface antigen in blood means active infection with the hepatitis B virus and you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b antibody. Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Foolish: If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b core antibody, positive, . Am I safe from hepatitis?

Exposed in the past: If the hepatitis b core antibody (igg) is positive it means you have been exposed to the virus. It does not give information regarding if the virus is active or not. Other blood tests give us this information. ...Read more

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What to do about hepatitis b core antibody - positive, . am I save from hepititis?

Likely yes: If the "total" core antibody (or IgG core antibody) is positive, and the rest of tests are NEGATIVE, it means you were exposed to the virus, but it is not active. ...Read more

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If you don't have hepatitis b and you are given the hepatitis b antibody vaccination, what could happen?

If you don't have hepatitis b and you are given the hepatitis b antibody vaccination, what could happen?

It's a start.: If you finish out the series by getting another dose in a month and a third dose at 6 months, then you will be immune to hepatitis B for life. Go for it. ...Read more

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What is hepatitis b antibody?

Hepatitis B ANTIBODY: After you have given three series of hepatitis b vaccine, body oruduces hepatitis b surface antibodies which is the marker of immunity against hepatitis b disease, and it can be measured in units. Hepatitis b core antibodies appear in persons infected with hep[atitis b and persist all life
hepatitis b IgM antibody means acute infection with hepatitis b virus. ...Read more

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How long does the hepatitis b antibodies from the vaccine stay in your body?

20+ years: Anti-hbs, antibody induced by hepatitis b vaccine, is expected to stay lifelong and provides protection against getting infected with hepatitis b at least 20 years. ...Read more

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