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Feb 5, 2009

Hello Doctor, I have had lab work done and my results are as follows: 1) Hepatitis B SUR AG result is Negative and the reference range is Negative 2) Hepatitis B SUR AB result is Positive and reference range is Negative,

Can you please explain what this means? Do I need to get the Hepatitis B vaccination?

Thank you so much for this clarification!


Response from Dr. McGovern

Protective antibody titers are greater than 10. For levels less than 10, vaccine is indicated.

Benefit in starting early treatment of HCV within 6 months of Inflection
Begining Stage or Chronic Stage?

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