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Hepatitis B Titer Non Reactive
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
What happens 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?
More info needed: If you have not had any HBV vaccine and your anti-hbs antibody is positive, you've had the infection (and the anti-hbc antibody is positive too). No vaccine needed. If you are in the midst of a 3 dose HBV vaccine series and your anti-hbs is now positive, finish the series. It will provide better protection. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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