|Kindly interpret please!
Aug 19, 2008
dra. barabara, please help. my friend told me that she had hepa B vaccine 15yrs ago.. but she was not able to complete the dose of vaccination. according to her only 2 dose was given.
she decided to had a hepa B profile test last aug 4 the results are as follows:
HbsAG 0.60 Non Reactive by MEIA
Abti HBs 0.00 Non-Reactive by MEIA
HBeAg 0.18 non-reactive by MEIA
Anti Hbe 1.66 Non-reactive by MEIA
ANti HBc IGM 0.06 Non-Reactive by MEIA
Anti HBc Total 1.14 Non_reactive by MEIA
Note: MEIA - Microparticles Enzyme Immuno Assay
Kindly interpret the results. Is she Infected by Hepa B virus? and if not can she still have Hepa B vaccine?
thank you so much. you are a great help to people worldwide!
Response from Dr. McGovern
She should start the immunization series again because she does not have any protective antibodies (surface antibodies). I would check her HBsAb again after one shot just in case she develops them right away. If not, she probabably needs the whole series again.
I hope that is helpful to your friend.
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