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Which tests for possible false positive?
Feb 11, 2007

I've been tested for HBV twice and each time the HBsAg came back positive, but everything else was negative. I had a negative HBsAg result 5 months ago and have not done anything that would expose me to HBV. What tests should be ordered to find out if this is a false positive?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You can have your physician speak to the laboratory supervisor to be certain that a confirmation test was performed for your surface antigen.

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