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What Is A Positive Titer On A Hepatitis Test
Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses, including most commonly hepatitis a, hepatitis b, and hepatitis c, or by toxins (eg alcohol). The liver swells, it doesn't work properly leading to a failure to detoxify some biochemical substances, and a failure to excrete bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Some cases are fatal, ...Read more
Yes: If you were previously vaccinated but lost the hepatitis b surface antibody response over time, the immune system still has a "memory" of it. When you are re-exposed to the vaccine, even many years later, you can have a very quick response. Some people had prior infection but it wasn't recognized because they were not tested for hepatitis b core antibody. They can also have a rapid response. ...Read more
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
If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?
Unknown: Really unknown if Titer is dropping this is good news . Ask your gastroenterologist for specific advice ...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
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
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
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
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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