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Hepatitis
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!

Kay

Response from Dr. McGovern

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



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