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Hepatitis Results
Oct 25, 2008

Hepatitis A AB, Total says reactive under out of range column and non-reactive under reference range. Hep B Surface Antigen, Hep B Core AB Total, Hep C Antibody, all of those say non reactive under in range category and ref range. Under Hep C antibody, gives a score 0.08 under in range and <1.00 under ref range. What does this mean? What is positive or negative?

Response from Dr. McGovern

A reactive test means a positive test. You were exposed to hepatitis A in the past. Hepatitis A does not cause chronic liver disease so you need not worry about this.

Your hepatitis B and C tests are negative. No prior exposure.

If you are at risk for hepatitis B, I would get vaccinated.



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