positive hep B core
Mar 7, 2008
please explain what it mean if you have neg hep c antibody neg hep b surface antigen and a positive hep b core antibody
Response from Dr. McGovern
A positive core antibody for Hepatitis B can mean a few things:
1. past exposure (if found in conjunction with a positive surface antibody) 2. active acute infection (if the core antibody is an IgM antibody 3. chronic infection (if the surface antigen is also positive).
As you can see, more information is needed from the full HBV panel.
Hope this is helpful.
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