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Do i need to have a test too?
May 10, 2008

Hi, here is the result of my wife's blood test for Hepa B. HBsAG - Non Reactive / Anti-HBS Non Reactive / HBeAG Non Reactive / Anti HBe Non Reactive / Anti HBc IgM Non reactive / Anti HBC IgG Reactive. What does this mean has she already recovered from her illness? Is she infectious? Can we already have sex? Do i need to have a blood test as well? She had this test before she gave birth to our daughter this April 2008.

Response from Dr. McGovern

This profile is referred to as "isolated core" and can represent a few things: 1. Acute infection: this is not the case here since the IgM fraction is negative. 2. Past resolved infection with loss of surface antibody over time: If she has no risk factors for hepatitis B, this is unlikely. 3. A false positive test



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