INTERPRETATION OF RESULTS
Sep 16, 2008
Hello, I recently took a blood test for hepatitis b and the results are as follows: Hepatitis Bs Antigen?: NEGATIVE
Hepatitis Bs Antibody?: POSITIVE
(run by 2 methods 42 iu/L and 21 iu/L)
Response from Dr. McGovern
This result can mean one of two things: 1. You had HBV in the past but cleared the infection 2. You were vaccinated against HBV.
Either way you are protected against chronic HBV infection. The way you tell the difference is to check a core antibody. If you are positive, then you had past infection and cleared.
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