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What to do about hepatitis b antigen, hep b core IgM - acute or chronic?

Hep B. Hep B core IgM antibody is only present in acute infection. The IgM will then be lost, and you develop Heb B core antibody total (IgG) that persists for life. After acute infection, one hopefully loses the surface antigen and develops surface antibody, which indicates lifelong immunity. The surface antibody also persists for life. If persisting surface antigen, this indicates chronic infection. Read more...

Interpret hepatitis B panel results: Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg) - Non-reactive, Hep B core Total antibody Anti-HBc Reactive, NAT Non-reactive?

Prior Infection. The testing is quite extensive and shows no evidence of a Hepatitis B infection, but there is a major test missing which is the hepatitis B surface antibody, which shows immunity. So, either you are immunized and immune, previously exposed and cleared the infection and immune. The question next is do you need to be immunized or not. Read more...

Please interpret my hepatitis b profile result: thanks HBsAg - reactive ANTI HBs- non-reactive ANTI HAV IgM- non-reactive HBeAg- non-reactive ANTI HBe?

Hep B testing. You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although it does not show you as infectious to others. Nevertheless, these are rudimentary labs that need to be addressed by your primary doctor for further clarification. . Read more...