|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?
| 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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