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.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.