HEP B FULL PANEL EXAM
Mar 7, 2008
Ever since we had a company medical exam I had no problem with the result. Just recently, HEPA screening test for our medical exam reveals REACTIVE. I was alarmed of the result and I decided to have a full panel HEPA B examination. The results are as follows:
Hepatitis B Full Panel
HBsAg w/Titer (ECLIA), 0.548, C.O.V. 1.000 NON-REACTIVE
Anti HBs (ECLIA), 2.000, C.O.V. 10.000 NON-REACTIVE
HBeAg (ECLIA), 0.109, C.O.V. 1.000 NON-REACTIVE
Anti HBe (ECLIA), 0.885, C.O.V. 1.000 REACTIVE
Anti HBc IgM (ECLIA), 0.043, C.O.V. 1.000 NON-REACTIVE
Anti HBc IgG (ECLIA), 0.013, C.O.V. 1.000 REACTIVE
NOTE: IMMUNOLOGY - Specimen rechecked. Result/s Verified.
AHBe & AHBc IgG count below the cut-off value is considered REACTIVE
The results bothers me esp. with some items with REACTIVE comments. Can you please help me figure this out. Do I need medication for the above to make it non reactive.
Thanks a lot.
Robert of Philippines
Response from Dr. McGovern
Your hepatitis B antibody tests do not fit together well. There is no clear diagnostic pattern that you fit into.
I suspect the isolated core and e antibodies may be false positives. However, it would be reasonable to check your HBV DNA levels to be certain you do not have virus in your blood.
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