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Heb B
Aug 19, 2008

My Heb B results are as follows:

HBsAg - Negative HBcAb Tot - Positive HBsAB - <0.1

What does this mean exactly?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You are someone with "isolated" core antibody. This can mean: 1. New infection 2. A false positive result 3. Prior infection with loss of surface antibody over time.

If you do not have risk factors for Hepatitis B it is likely a false positive result.

If you have risk of acquiring hepatitis B, you will still need a vaccine to protect you.



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