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Chronic or acute?
Sep 30, 2007

Hi Dr McGovern,

I hav a friend who has HBV and his test result is as follows: HBsAg: 3240 (reactive) Anti-HBS: 2 (negative) Anti-HBc IGG: 0.010 (reactive) Anti-HAV IGM: 0.356 (negative) HBeAg: 0.12 (negative) Anti-HBE: 0.003 (reactive)

May I know if the result is indicative of a chronic or acute Hepatitis B?

Thanks.

Response from Dr. McGovern

One more test is need to assess for HBV replication and that is HBV DNA. This test measures whether virus is in the blood or not.



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