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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection. Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. Read more...

Hepatitis b blood test non conclusive. What does that mean?

Non conclusive tests. Hepatitis b or any other test rarely can be non conclusive. To diagnose positivity, we look at different components of tests . If you have contradictory test results, it may be deemed non conclusive and you have to repeat the test in three to six months. Read more...

Hepatitis b blood test shows both anti-hbs (i was vaccinated 13 years ago) and hbsag. Does that mean I was recently exposed or that I am chronic?

Needs investigation. Were you tested for hep b before you got vaccinated? What are results of rest of the tests for hep b markers? Is it possible that you were already infected when you got the vaccine? Persistence of hep b s ag generally means chronic infection. See this site for more info about hep b. http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/hbvfaq.htm. Read more...
The latter. It is likely, if the test results are confirmed, that you were a chronic carrier of HBV before you were vaccinated. Some people have both hbsag and antihbs and behave as other chronic carriers. 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...

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...

How much time after possible infection does hepatitis b or c show up in a blood test?

Hepatitis B, C. After exposure to Hep C, those who acquire infection will usually show antibody in the blood by 3 months. A PCR test may be positive within the first 2 weeks. For Hepatitis B, a person with acute infection wil develop positive serology within a wide range of 1 -10 weeks after exposure. 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...