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Puzzled Over Hep B Results
Mar 17, 2008

Dear Doctor,

More than 10 years ago, I was told by my doctor that I was an inactive Hep B carrier.

Last week, my test result came back and it reads:

Hep Bs Antigen: Non-Reactice Hep Bs Antibody: Non-Reactive Hep Be Antigen: Non-Reactive

Does it mean that I am no longer a Hep B carrier? Should I get immunized?

Your answer is much appreciated. Thank you.

TR

Response from Dr. McGovern

This loss of surface antigen is really great. I would follow your surface antibody. If it becomes positive, then you will be golden!



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