Jun 17, 2002
Hi i was just curious of what thi means i am positiv for te core antibody and negative for sur ag an negative for sur ab doesthe core ab mean that it is chronic.....or is it going away....
| Response from Dr. Fried
HBcore antibody is a marker for exposure to hepatitis B. The absence of HBs antigen indicates that you were exposed some time in the past (possibly recently) but you DO NOT have chronic infection.
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