|Is this common result?
Apr 13, 2006
Hello, I have received a result of Hep B as follows HBSAG neg Core antibodies pos HBEAG neg HBEAB neg and I my titre is below 10 for an immunity. I dont get it! I have had two relations my whole life, no iv drug use, i am not a nurse... Should i be worried. Ihave been tested three times for HBSAG afterwards with negative results. Should I still be concerned?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
No you are in a category of people who have "isolated hepatitis B core antibody". You have had a battery of tests that does not show active infection. People with the form of antibody testing usually don't have any disease.
The only other thing you could consider is a HBV DNA test. However, I usually don't find these too helpful, since even if they are positive, it is usually in a very low titer.
Since you are not at risk for hepatitis B, I would not pursue this any further and chalk it up to a type of false positive test.
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