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New Lab Results After Your Advice
Jan 31, 2010

I was answered by you on 29th under title"My Son Is My Life, Please Respond!. I gave him another dose of Engerix B on 30-Dec and done retesting and new results are.

HEP B. Surface > Antigen..Non-Reactive (0.61) HEP.B Surface Antibody...Reactive (94.04)mIL/mL.

Only few questions, (1) Is he save now if yes then would i require these tests to be done again ever? (2)If he is still not fully protective then should i go for the complete course, i mean 2 more shots. Pls reply to completely close the case.

Thanks alot.

Response from Dr. McGovern

It looks like the vaccine worked well...You should talk to your doctor about periodic retesting to see if the protective antibody titers are falling and if he needs revaccination. However, most people do well over the years, if they do not have any immunosuppression (ie, HIV or are on immunosuppressants.)



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