HEP B infant test accuracy
Sep 22, 2006
If an infant under 9 months old is given a shot for HEP B and a week later is tested for Hep B and the test shows they are a carrier of the disease, how accurate is this? Also, how likely is it that a general test for Hep B comes out negative and less than a month later a test comes back as positive?
Response from Dr. McGovern
The only route for transmission in this baby was probably perinatal transmission. However, it is usually known as to whether the mother was Hepatitis B surface antigen positive or not during pregnancy.
I would want to know more about the test results and the exact profile.
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