Interpratation with both hbsag and hbsab positive
Aug 6, 2004
Hello DR. McGovern,
Can you interprate my test results. These have been done several times. HBsAG + HBsAB + HBcab + HBeAG - HBe + My last DNA was111pg/ml
I'm waiting for my blood test results, this time my dna is done by pcr.
I'm confused in all the surfing I have done on the internet, I have not seen test results with both HBsAB and HBsAB both positive.
Thank you for all your great work,THE BODY has helped me a great deal.
Response from Dr. McGovern
It is not clear to me from your question as to how long you have had your hepatitis B infection. I would guess that it may be recent infection however. I say that because usually, hepatitis B surface antibody does not emerge until after hepatitis B surface antigen declines. However, about 10 percent of patients with acute hepatitis B can have both appear simultaneously. This is sometimes accompanied by arthritis and rash. Your serologies should be followed over time and hopefully you will eventually clear the virus. Good luck.
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