Feb 18, 2008
Please explain the following: Hep B Surf AB results: borderline abnormal
I was vaccinated for Hepatitis due to my job with children about 10 years ago and I also had malaria in '73.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
I find the lab result "borderline abnormal" as extremely odd. Antibodies are reactive or non-reactive. When reactive they infer protection from HBV infection.
What I suspect is that your antibody level may be "borderline" in terms of protection per se. Your vaccine may need a boost.
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