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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...Read more

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Can your titers for hepatitis b change from negative to positive right after the shot?

Can your titers for hepatitis b change from negative to positive right after the shot?

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

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If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

Hep B vaccination: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, what was the time interval between the shots of the initial series? When did you got the series and how much was the time b/w the series and obtaining the titers. Thank you ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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I checked my hepatitis b titer, it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

I checked my hepatitis b titer, it is 800 so do I need to take still hepatitis vaccine?

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 more

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Hepatitis b vaccination given but titer does not show immunity. What's this mean?

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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If someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines and a titer still indicates no immunity, what does this mean?

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

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What happens if someone gets all three hepatitis b vaccines but a titer still indicates no immunity. What does that mean?

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

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Can you tell me 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?

Vaccine: Vaccine failure. I had similar response. 5 to 15 % do not respond (vaccine non responders). Your doctor can test you for hepatitis and if negative start another series of vaccines ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Please explain what does it mean when you get hepatitis b (all 3 series) vaccine but titer still shows no immunity?

Not immune: Some people don't get immune after getting the vaccine.
You may need to get repeat vaccination, but some people just don't build the antibodies for protection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get the hepatitis b vaccine (all 3 series) but titer still shows no immunity?

Nonresponder?: People who do not mount immune response following a primary 3 dose series should have the entire series repeated. Inappropriate dose /admininistration, chronic disease and habits can can cause this. ...Read more

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I am a nurse and I had needleprick from a patient yesterday and a few from the past. How long should I wait to have my hepatitis titers checked?

I am a nurse and I had needleprick from a patient yesterday and a few from the past. How long should I wait to have my hepatitis titers checked?

Seek medical care: Every medical facility should have a blood exposure protocol. You should notify your employer and follow the protocol that is outlined there. If there isn't one you should get a medical appointment to get a specific answer for your specific situation. ...Read more

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My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

Syphilis testing: All syphilis is "bad": it is a very dangerous infection, even if causing no symptoms at this time. However, low positive results might indicate you were treated without knowing it, e.g. if you received certain antibiotics for other infections. Or it might be a false positive test, so confirmatory testing is needed. Discuss w/ your doctor, or best to see an STD or infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more

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Antinuclear body titer value: anti nuclear anti body pattern: speckled / titer: 80 (0 to 200) what means 80 (0 to 200) is a positive test?

Antinuclear body titer value: anti nuclear anti body pattern: speckled / titer: 80 (0 to 200) what means 80 (0 to 200) is a positive test?

Depends...: ANA titers of 1:80 are indeterminant. 1:40 is considered negative, 1:160 is positive. It depends on what symptoms you are having and why the test was ordered in the first place. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/antinuclear_antibody/page3.htm

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/anti-nuclear_antibody. ...Read more

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What is happening when 2 tests show a positive negative in hepatitis c?

What is happening when 2 tests show a positive negative in hepatitis c?

Antibody and RNA?: Most likely, what you are asking is why an hcv antibody test can be positive, while the follow up hcv RNA (viral load) test is negative. About 25% of people who are exposed to hcv will spontaneously clear their infection. That means the antibody is positive (the immune system remembers the exposure) but there is no active viral infection. These people can still get infected if re-exposed. ...Read more

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What happens with a positive ANA test even thought I don't have a titer result yet?

What happens with a positive ANA test even thought I don't have a titer result yet?

See details: A positive screen means nothing. You need a titer to know if the test is truly positive. A positive can be seen in numerous diseases and even in normals. The result needs to be correlated with the clinical picture. ...Read more

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When is the soonest after exposure that you can get a positive result on a Hepatitis A IgM test?

As soon..: The test is positive as soon as symptoms start. Incubation time post exposure is aproximately 15-30 days. ...Read more

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A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... Does it mean I have an autoimmune disease...

A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... Does it mean I have an autoimmune disease...

Not necessarily: The ANA is a screening test for lupus but is not specific. It can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal people. It has to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture and the results of other autoantibody tests. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?

I have all the symptoms of HIV but I tested (-) for it… my dr tested me for hepatitis b, dsdna, and ld. I had a positive ANA 1.80. Any other tests?

Night sweats: You list night sweats and this is serious business. I would not fault your physician for sending you for echo to look for endocarditis. A search for tuberculosis, occult hodgkin's, and a host of other illnesses depending on your history, physical and routine labs are in order. ...Read more

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I have had several blood tests done. I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1.1280 speckled pattern 1.128 homogenous pattern 1.1280 CRP was elevated?

I have had several blood tests done. I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1.1280 speckled pattern 1.128 homogenous pattern 1.1280 CRP was elevated?

Symptoms?: It appears that you likely have an autoimmune disease. Nonetheless the diagnosis of a disease depends on the symptoms and findings. You likely have lupus and I hope you are under the care of a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I just got a blood test. I have High AST & ALT levels, high Bilrubin, a High CK total, and a positive ANA titer. Can you please help me identify this?

You need a workup: You're a young man and if you exercise and feel well, I'm not concerned about the CK. Around 1 person in 4 has a positive ANA, usually low titer. Your liver tests will be repeated after 2 weeks off alcohol / meds if applicable; if still up, you'll be screened for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis and autoimmune hepatitis. Your body may simply be asking for exercise & better eating. ...Read more

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How much time it takes a hepatitis test to come positive?

It depends: There are many types of hepatitis virus (a, b, c, d, e). Different tests are available, and they become positive at different times. In general they may take over a week to become positive. ...Read more

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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

COLD SORES: Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or 2. If you've been told you have a positive titer, you most likely have antibody to HSV 1 which is most commonly associated with "cold sores" and is found in great majority of adults. ...Read more