Nov 21, 2004
I recently donated blood and received a letter from the Red Cross advising me that my donation was rejected because I had an "abnormality" in my testing for Hepatitis. The results were as follows: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg, EIA): NEGATIVE. Antibodies to Hepatitis B Core Antigen(anti-HBC,IgG and igM): POSITIVE. Hepatitis B Birus Nucleic Acid Test(UN): NEGATIVE. Please help me decipher these test results and advise if there is any cause for concern. Thank you,
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You need to go to your doctor for further testing to see if the hepatitis B core is IgM positive or IgG positive which will determine if you had past or recent exposure to hepatitis B. Dr. McGovern
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