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HBV questions - Please help
Jan 21, 2006

Dear Dr. McGovern,

I had undetectable HBV DNA, HBeAG negative, HBeAB positive 2 years ago. I've been having liver function panel & AFP tests every 6 months and they've been normal. My question is what test that indicates the reactivation of HBV? And do I need to have yearly HBV DNA test. Please help. Thank you.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I do not recommend testing of your HBV DNA unless your liver function tests become abnormal which may indicate a change in your clinical status.

Dr. M



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