|when are you considered hepa B carrier?
Jan 28, 2007
I (filipino)had my test oct 2005, my doctor(US) told me that i am exposed to hepa virus. Now i have the blood test again in the Philippines(but didn't see a doctor yet) my result was: hbsag 3.5 anti hbs 0.7 anti hbc 0.017 anti hav igm 0.015 hbeag 0.002 anti hbe 0.019 pls explain it to me how severe my situation is.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
Every laboratory has its own cutoff points so I need to know the reference ranges on your tests to interpret them.
However, I can tell you that it appears that you probably have chronic hepatitis B. Since the anti-HBe is higher than the HBeAg, the other important test to get is the HBV DNA level. This test will tell you whether your virus is active or inactive.
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