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Hep B test results
Jun 18, 2006

Hi can you please explain mine and my husbands test results for hepatitis B

My husband results were as follows: HBsAg 216.99 REACTIVE Anti HBs 0.0 NON REACTIVE aHBc IgM 0.27 NON REACTIVE aHBc Total 0.057 REACTIVE

AST 24 UI/I ALT 30 U/L

The doctors also did an x-ray of my husbands liver and they said it was normal.

My results were as follows: HBsAg 0.67 NEGATIVE Anti HBs 0.0 NON REACTIVE

My understanding of these results is that I dont have the virus and I havent in the past so I will need to be immunised, as my husband has got the infection and is a chronic carrier? The doctor did not test my husband for HBeAg or the e-antigen and I dont think the DNA level either although there was a level with the HBsAg result of 216.99, does he need testing for the HBeAg or DNA?

Thank you for your help in advance

Response from Dr. McGovern

Yes your husband needs further testing with e antigen e antibody and HBV DNA. He is hopefully an inactive carrier.

Yes you need immunization to protect yourself from getting HBV.

Hepa B or Fatty Liver???

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