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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