|Anti HBs Results
Jul 8, 2008
We had our annual physical examination in the office and the clinical assessment they recommended was "to consider hepatitis B infection and suggest a hepatitis B profile determination"
My HBsAg (screening) is non-reactive while my Anti HBs (ECLIA) result is 9.230iu/l, this result worries me because the C.O.V is 10.000 which is quite near my result. Also, they made a note the value obtained is in the grayzone.
Can you shed some light regarding this for me? What do i do next?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You need a test for hepatitis B core antibodies.
If they are positive, you were exposed to HBV in the past but cleared the infection.
If the core is negative, then you were probably vaccinated in the past. However, your protective surface antibodies are in the grey zone - you are not considered fully protected until your antibodies are above 10. In these cases, we considered a booster shot.
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