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Lab results
Nov 9, 2008

I recently got back these test result. Can you tell me what they mean. Hepatitis A AB, TOTAL - Reactive (A) Hepatitis B surface antibody ql - Reactive A Hepatitis B surface antigen - non-reactive Hepatitis B core AB Total - non-reactive Hepatitis C antibody-reactive (A)

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You had past hepatitis A (or perhaps received recent vaccine) You were immunized with hepatitis B (since the only test that is positive is your surface antibody) You are reactive for HCV antibody. I would get a HCV RNA to see if you are viremic. If you have no risk factors for HCV, then you may want a confirmatory test such as a RIBA to be certain it isn't a false positive.



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