Apr 30, 2005
Kindly interpret my hepatitis profile:
July 2003, from HBsAg = 3663, reactive SGPT=163
March 2005 to HBsAg = 1450 SGPT=83
My doctor advice me to have HBV DNA and take 2x a day essentialle forte. When I inquire about the test to a clinic, he gave me two types of test "Detection and quantitation". Which of the two is the right one.
Response from Dr. McGovern
When patients have chronic hepatitis B infection their hepatitis B surface antigen is positive and they have detectable viremia in their bloodstream. This is checked by ordering a HBV DNA quantitative test.
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