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Hello. What does Hepatitis A Ab total Reactive lab result means? Thanks

Hello. What does Hepatitis A Ab total Reactive lab result means? Thanks

Hepatitis Lab test: By itself, the total antibody test tells only part of the story. Reactive basically means positive. If you were vaccinated for Hep A, the total Ab will be reactive, so that is good.
If you were ever exposed to Hep A, it will also be reactive. You need the IgM and symptoms to see if it's a recent infection. IgG indicates prior infection and helps you resist a new infection. ...Read more

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What is a reactive hepatitis a ab total mean?

What is a reactive hepatitis a ab total mean?

Immunity: It means you're immune to hepatitis a, either from prior infection or vaccination. ...Read more

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What does hepatitis b surface ab ql "reactive" mean?

What does hepatitis b surface ab ql "reactive" mean?

Exposure / Vaccine: Hard to say without knowing the rest of the hep b panel. It either means you've been exposed to HBV or have been vaccinated. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b surface ab reactive means what - good or bad?

Hepatitis b surface ab reactive means what - good or bad?

Depends: It means you have antibodies against the surface antigen of hep b. Either you have been immunized or you soon will have or have had hep b infection. ...Read more

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What does a hepatitis C ab reactive, mean?

What does a hepatitis C ab reactive, mean?

Evidence of. ..: Current or past infection. Hepatitis c antibody is not a protective one. ...Read more

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Test results: hepatitis Be Ab non-reactive Hepatitis Be Ag: negative Hepatitis Bs Ag: non reactive Quantitative HBV PCR : detected What it means?

Test results: hepatitis Be Ab non-reactive Hepatitis Be Ag: negative Hepatitis Bs Ag: non reactive Quantitative HBV PCR : detected What it means?

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, from what you provided, you could have an early stage infection with hepatitis B. More than 80% of the people recover from the infection on their own. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my hepatitis C ab, IgM read reactive a and the signal to cut off is 28.70 m <1.00 mean?

Could you tell me why my hepatitis C ab, IgM read reactive a and the signal to cut off is 28.70 m <1.00 mean?

Antibody Test: If the test is greater than the signal-to-cutoff value, it means that there is hepatitis C antibody in the blood. This doesn't necessarily mean that a person is infected. To confirm that there is active infection, a virus test has to be done. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive means what?

Hepatitis b surface antigen non-reactive means what?

No active infection: When people have reactive hepatitis b surface antigen, they have proteins from hepatitis b in their blood. These people have active infection and may need treatment. If there is no reactive hbsag, then most likely there is no active infection. Rarely, people who have hepatitis b core antibody detected, but no hepatitis b surface antibody, can have chronic active infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean by hepatitis a total antibody reactive?

What does it mean by hepatitis a total antibody reactive?

Exposure to: Virus. Igm antibody to hep a indicates recent infection, total antibody, usually igg indicates prior infection and recovery. ...Read more

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If hepatitis b e antigen, serum is non reactive, what does it mean?

Depends: I would want to know the following information:
are they hepatitis b surface antigen reactive?
Are they hepatitis b e antibody reactive?
Did this person likely get hepatitis b as a baby or small child or when they were older?
What is the hepatitis b dna (viral load) level?
What is the alt (liver enzyme) value?
In isolation this lab value can mean multiple things. ...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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What does reactive hepatitis b means? Is it curable? Is it contagious?

It depends: It depend specifically on what test is reactive. There are a dozen different kind of tests and your question is impossible to answer since you did not share exactly what test is positive. Reactive could mean immunity from vaccination to immunity from prior exposure to active disease. ...Read more

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What does a test result showing hepatitis b surface antigen negative non reactive mean?

What does a test result showing hepatitis b surface antigen negative non reactive mean?

No hep b: Hepatitis b surface antigen is present during an active infection with hepatitis b. When it is negative, it means that there is no hepatitis b virus particles in your bloodstream. It could mean you have never had hepatitis b, or you no longer have hepatitis b. ...Read more

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If you are hepatitis b reactive, and then you are test again for HBsAG and the result is non reactive what does it mean? You don't have hbv?

If you are hepatitis b reactive, and then you are test again for HBsAG and the result is non reactive what does it mean? You don't have hbv?

Reactive to what?: Hbv markers are used to distinguish actively infected from immunity, the latter include antibody to surface antigen (hbsab) and to the core antigen (hbcab). Some tests detect part of the virus, such as surface antigen (hbsag), the core antigen, or hbv dna. The presence of hbsag indicates that the person is potentially infectious. Hbsab replaces hbsag as the hbv infection evolves to immunity. ...Read more

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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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My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

My result of laboratory test is hepatitis b surface antigen reactive. What does it mean?

Hep B Infection: The surface antigen can be positive in either acute (new) or chronic hep b infection. Chronic hbv exists in several different forms. Your doctor can run other tests to determine which form you have and whether treatment is needed. ...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"?

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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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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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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Hi my anti HBe, anti HBc lgG, anti HAv lgG is results below the cutt off value is considered reactive what does it means? Its hepatitis b?

Hi my anti HBe, anti HBc lgG, anti HAv lgG is results below the cutt off value is considered reactive what does it means? Its hepatitis b?

Need to see report.: Use HealthTap Prime to upload the report & discuss with a doctor, live. We need to know if you are experiencing any hepatitis-related symptoms. Also, need to know if you were ever immunized or exposed. Something doesn't quite make sense, since you state that results were below cutoff levels & is considered "reactive". Were they titers or levels? Reactive or not? Use the other forum to discuss. GL. ...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?

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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My Hepatitis C Antibody test was non reactive. The results included a comment "Does not exclude early acute HCV infection". What does this mean?

See below: It takes the body variable period of time to make antibodies in response to an infection. In the case of Hep C it may take a few weeks from the time of infection to the time when the body makes antibodies. If you are concerned about have been exposed to Hep C, you may wish to repeat the test in about 6 months. ...Read more

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