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How precise is the blood test for hepatitis b and c?

Hep C and B. There are many different types of tests for either, depending on the reason for the test. Tests for exposure to the disease, presence or activity or resolution, and many others to identiy the exact type of virus are are quite accurate. But if there is a "positive" test, it doesn't mean there is an infection. Read more...
Blood test for Hep B. Very important question. Tests for Hepatitis B is very accurate but interpretation is sometimes difficult. Basically the tests will tell you if the viral infection is acute or chronic. If test positive for IgM anti- HBc (Hepatitis B core antigen) and positive HBsAg = acute infection. Persistence of HBsAg more than 6 months = chronic infection. Other scenarios exist. Consult specialist for details. Read more...

When getting a blood test for hepatitis b, can it show drug substaces that you've taken?

No but. If the blood sample is tested for just hepatitis b, it would not tell any thing about drug use, however, the same sample may be tested for drugs, legal or illegal, depending on the order of the physician ordering the test. Read more...

Hi drs. My blood test for CMV DNA assay results-not detected, what does this mean., ? I hve hepatitis b.

CMV. CMV is s common viral infection known as cytomegaly virus. Your blood test shows that you have not been exposed to this virus and thus are negative for cmv. Read more...