|Hep B Test Question
Mar 28, 2008
My Husband recently went in for a physical and was told some bloodwork was abnormal so he had more done. He was told by the Doctor today that he has Hep B but after looking at the paperwork I am confused. It says Hepatitis B Surface - REACTIVE but the Antigen Confirmation is - NON-REACTIVE. If he truly has Hep B why is the Antigen Confirmation - NON-REACTIVE? Did the Doctor jump the gun with a diagnosis? Thanks for your time.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
All surface antigen tests for hepatitis B must be confirmed to be certain that it is a true positive. It sounds like your husband does not have chronic infection. I would discuss further with your physician.
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