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I am 36 weeks pregnant. My hepatitis profile results indicate hepatitis e virus igm: non reactive (1.428). Do I have hep a, what's the risk?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. My hepatitis profile results indicate hepatitis e virus igm: non reactive (1.428). Do I have hep a, what's the risk?

Hepatitis: What symptoms do you have? Why are you being checked for hepatitis viruses altogether? Whether you have hep. A or not, i cannot tell based on the info provided. You only mentioned negative. Hep. E test. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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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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What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

What does this hav result mean hav-igm is non reactive while hav -igg to hepatitis a virus is reactive?

Past exposure: The igg positive means you have either been infected or been vaccinated in the past and have developed an antibody. The igm negative means you are not actively infected right now. ...Read more

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Could having a flu or cold when your blood is drawn cause a false positive on a Hepatitis A IgM test? Igg was negative.

Very possibly: As you know, the hepatitis A IgM antibody tests for recent infection. False positives may result due to the presence of cross-reactive antibodies from other viral infection or underlying illnesses. Depending on the circumstances and time of exposure, retesting should be considered. Best wishes:) ...Read more

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HBsAg-, anti HBc IgM+,IgG- and anti HBs Ag-. Should you still get hepatitis B vaccine? No immunity, but new infection, not infectious.

Hepatitis: You do not have HepB, but do have HepC and need further evaluation to determine whether or not therapy is necessary. Yes, you should receive HepB vaccine, particularly since this history suggests behavioral risk factors. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am 36 weeks pregnant. My hev IgM is non-reactive (1.428), cutoff 1.0. Do I have hep e?

I am 36 weeks pregnant. My hev IgM is non-reactive (1.428), cutoff 1.0. Do I have hep e?

Hepatitis E: Hev progresses to fatal fulminant hepatitis in at least 15% to 30% of pregnant patients, especially in the third trimester. The infection may also manifest without jaundice or be present subclinically. The diagnosis may be enhanced by measurement of RNA by rt-pcr. The results you give are normal. Have you been out of the us or just worried. ...Read more

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When should a IgG vs a IgM test be ordered?

When should a IgG vs a IgM test be ordered?

IgM vs. IgG: Igm tests are typically ordered when an infection is thought to be present for one week or more. Igm levels often disappear within the first few months. Igg testing is typically ordered when the infection has been thought to be present for 2 or more weeks. Igg levels my stay elevated for years after an infection has resolved. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more