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am i hv hep B
Jun 7, 2004

Dear doc, Recently i hv gone for blood test,the result shows that hep BS AG - Not detected hep Bs Ab - 26.6 (reference range is < 10.0) am i hv hep B? i'm confused btw hep Bs Ag and hep Bs Ab,pls explain to me....thank! Did hep B can cure? Hope hear from u soon...thank!

Response from Dr. McGovern

The good news is that you have no detectable hepatitis B surface antigen. That means you do not have chronic hepatitis B.

Surface antibody is protective antibody. It is positive in two different settings: 1. If your surface antibody is positive and your core antibody is negative, then you were probably vaccinated against hepatitis B in the past. 2. If your surface antibody is positive and your core antibody is positive, then you were exposed to hepatitis B in the past, but you then cleared the infection.

Dr. McGovern

Hepatitis B Testing and Vaccination
Viral Load Less than 6000

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