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What does a test result showing hepatitis b surface antigen negative non reactive mean?

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
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In brief: No hep b

Hepatitis b surface antigen is present during an active infection with hepatitis b.
When it is negative, it means that there is no hepatitis b virus particles in your bloodstream. It could mean you have never had hepatitis b, or you no longer have hepatitis b.

In brief: No hep b

Hepatitis b surface antigen is present during an active infection with hepatitis b.
When it is negative, it means that there is no hepatitis b virus particles in your bloodstream. It could mean you have never had hepatitis b, or you no longer have hepatitis b.
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