|Ambiguous blood test results
Feb 4, 2006
I recently had a hepatitis B blood test and had the following results. HBV Surface antigen: Negative, HBV B Core antibody: Negative, HBV core Igm Equivocal, HBV B e antigen: negative, HBV B e antibody: negative, HBV B surface antibody <5.0 mIU/ml
They reset the test 3 times and finally did an e antigen test and the above was final result.
What does this mean? do i have HBV B, and if not can I go and get vacinated?
Thank you for your help
Response from Dr. McGovern
You need follow-up of your hepatitis B core IGM test to be certain you do not have acute hepatitis B. I suspect it is a false positive test. However, I would recheck the core IgM and core IgG with liver function tests and HBV DNA as well.
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