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Hepatitis b blood test non conclusive..What does that mean?

Hepatitis b blood test non conclusive..What does that mean?

Non conclusive tests: Hepatitis b or any other test rarely can be non conclusive. To diagnose positivity, we look at different components of tests . If you have contradictory test results, it may be deemed non conclusive and you have to repeat the test in three to six months. ...Read more

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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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Hepatitis b blood test shows both anti-hbs (i was vaccinated 13 years ago) and hbsag. Does that mean i was recently exposed or that I am chronic?

Hepatitis b blood test shows both anti-hbs (i was vaccinated 13 years ago) and hbsag. Does that mean i was recently exposed or that I am chronic?

The latter: It is likely, if the test results are confirmed, that you were a chronic carrier of HBV before you were vaccinated. Some people have both hbsag and antihbs and behave as other chronic carriers. ...Read more

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Did my baby have viral hepatitis b? Blood test results hepatitis b surface antigen 0.782?

Did my baby have viral hepatitis b? Blood test results hepatitis b surface antigen 0.782?

It's possible: Based on that test result it is possible but there are confirmatory tests that need to be done. See your pediatrician. They may refer you to a pediatric liver specialist for more tests. ...Read more

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Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Can the doctor find out if one has a hepatitis virus through a blood test?

Yes: Blood tests can detect the nucleic acids for all types of hepatitis viruses. Prior infections can be detected by antibodies. ...Read more

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Could hepatitis show up in a blood test?

Could hepatitis show up in a blood test?

IF TESTING FOR IT: Yes it will show in your blood if you are testing for it Sometime routine chemistry may show elevated liver enzymes raising suspicision of Hepattis and a cofirmatory test is done to find what kind of Hepatitis it is A,B or C ...Read more

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Could hepatitis show up in a regular blood test?

Yes: If they check liver enzymes these can be elevated, but not necessarily always. A hepatitis panel can be checked with a blood test. ...Read more

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How long until hepatitis a shows up in a blood test?

How long until hepatitis a shows up in a blood test?

How long from what?: With an incubation period of averaging 28 days, HAV can be detected by antibody in the blood (igm anti-hav and igg anti-hav) shortly before the onset of symptoms if they occur. The period of viremia has already occurred prior to illness itself and by the time one is sick, generally the amount of virus in the stool is already decreasing. ...Read more