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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 the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

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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If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

Hep B vaccination: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, what was the time interval between the shots of the initial series? when did you got the series and how much was the time b/w the series and obtaining the titers. Thank you ...Read more

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The length of time between my hepatitis b series was greater than when each were supposed to be taken (now need titer).Were all shots still effective?

The length of time between my hepatitis b series was greater than when each were supposed to be taken (now need titer).Were all shots still effective?

Probably effective: If one is doing a blood titer test, the result will decide if she is immune or not immune. The shot schedule in the past won't matter anymore. Everybody with close or frequent contact with a hep b carrier (especially healthcare workers) should have their titers tested. Some people who get the shots at exactly the recommended time can still have very low titers, and need additional booster shots. ...Read more

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I have to get a hepatitis b titer because the time frame of my hep b series. What does the titer procedure consist of? Also, should my results be okay

I have to get a hepatitis b titer because the time frame of my hep b series. What does the titer procedure consist of? Also, should my results be okay

Lots of people...: Lots of people get their hep b titers done. It is a simple blood test (just like getting a cholesterol test). The advantage of getting the titer done is that the titer will indicate whether or not booster vaccinations are needed now. If the titer is too low, booster shots are usually needed, regardless of the timing of the shots in the past. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b vaccination given but titer does not show immunity. What's this mean?

Need revaccination: The most common reason is improper interval vaccination. But some may not develop immunity and so repeat course is recommended. ...Read more

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If someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines and a titer still indicates no immunity, what does this mean?

If someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines and a titer still indicates no immunity, what does this mean?

Hep B non-responders: 5-15% of people do not develop the appropriate antibodies following the 3 vaccine series for Hepatitis B. If the series is repeated and there is again no response (30-50% of people WILL respond after a second series), the person is considered a 'nonresponder'. Nonresponders should be counseled about Hep B transmission and offered HBIG if exposed. ...Read more

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What happens if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. what does that mean?

What happens if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. what does that mean?

Boost It: Usually that means you need an additional dose of vaccine. Give the vaccine then check titers 6-8 weeks later and see if they are present. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. What does that mean?

Can you tell me if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. What does that mean?

Vaccine : Vaccine failure. I had similar response. 5 to 15 % do not respond (vaccine non responders). Your doctor can test you for hepatitis and if negative start another series of vaccines ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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