|Reading Hepatitis test results
Aug 18, 2003
When I donated blood, Red cross gave me back the test result like this: Hep B Sur Antigen Manufacturer #1 Neg Hep B Sur Antigen Manuf #2 -- Antibodies to Hep B Antigen (nati-HBc, IgG and IgM) Pos Antibodies to Hep C (Anti-HCV, EIA) Neg I was told I had infection with Hep B in the past. My wife blood test results Hep A IgG POS Hep A IgM NEG Hep B Sur Ag NEG Hep B Sur Ab POS Hep B Core Ab NEG Anti-Hep C Ab NEG My questions: 1) Can you explain the results in more simple way so that regular people can understand their health status? 2)am I Hep. B carrier or am I cured? 3) Is my wife infectious? 4) What we should do? Should we get three Hep. B immunization shots? Please advise Thank you very much for your time and knowledge sharing.
| Response from Dr. Dieterich
Looks like you had HBV and are cured. Looks like your wife had the HBV vaccine! You are both fine! Stay well! DTD
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