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pls interpret.
Jun 12, 2009

pls interpret my hep b profile result. Hbsag non-reactive anti-hbs non-reactive hbeAg non-reactive anti-Hbe - non-reactive Anti-hbc (IgM) non-reactive anti-hbc (IgG) reactive

am i chronic heb b carrier? im so confused. pls help

Response from Dr. McGovern

You have an isolated hepatitis B core antibody. This can be a false positive test; on the other hand it could suggest past exposure with loss of surface antibody over time.

If you are relatively young and have no risk factors, I suspect it may be a false positive.

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

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