What is hepatitis b antibody?

Hepatitis B ANTIBODY. After you have given three series of hepatitis b vaccine, body oruduces hepatitis b surface antibodies which is the marker of immunity against hepatitis b disease, and it can be measured in units.Hepatitis b core antibodies appear in persons infected with hep[atitis b and persist all life hepatitis b IgM antibody means acute infection with hepatitis b virus.

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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...

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...

What if the hepatitis b surface ab antibody is positive?

Protection against.. Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is protected from getting infected with hepatitis b. Read more...

Hepatitis b antibody. Standard 5 item HBV test, only HBV surface antibody present. How immune is this to a partner of HBV carrier status through sex?

Foolish. If someone is actively and acutely infected with hep b, even the idea of considering unprotected sexual intercourse is ridiculous. Just because immunization status shows immunity to hep b, this is not a 100% guarantee and there are still risks. Read more...

If you don't have hepatitis b and you are given the hepatitis b antibody vaccination, what could happen?

Confusing question. HBIG (hepatitis B immune globulin) is given after possible Hep B exposure to give immediate but transient (4+ weeks) of protective antibodies to the disease.It is done to help stop the disease from getting started. It differs from the regular vaccine, that is given long before exposures to help a person develop long term immunity. Read more...
It's a start. If you finish out the series by getting another dose in a month and a third dose at 6 months, then you will be immune to hepatitis B for life. Go for it. Read more...

Last yr I completed my vaccine in hepatitis b&a now when I check my blood it says only hepatitis b antibody 13miu/ml. Why I still need boster again?

No booster needed. Booster shots are never needed for hepatitis B, if the original vaccine regimen was completed (3 doses spaced 1-6 months apart). Recently published research confirms that even if no antibody at all is detected, protection against hepatitis B is complete and no booster is needed. For sure there is no need if any antibody at all is detected. Discuss again with your doctor. Read more...
Need more info. I'm pleased that you decided to get immunized . The answer to your question is best answered by your physician who immunized you and knows your health history. Read more...

Hepatitis b surface antibody result was 3.00. What can this mean if the reference value is 10.0-2000.0 miu?

Hepatitis protection. If this is in regards to hep b vaccination, it seems for this lab, the level of protection against hepatitis b surface antigen is insufficient. Some individuals need more than the routine 4 boosters to mount protective levels. Ideally, a person should receive a booster and reassess the response in 4-6 weeks. Read more...