how to interpret this result?
May 26, 2010
Dra. how to interpret my hepa b profile? HBsAg reactive pxcount 43. 39 cov 2.000, HBeAg negative pxcount 0.633 cov 1.000, sgpt 21.0 units. ANTI-HBS pxcount 0.014 cov 0.133 negative, ANTI-HBC IGG pxcount0.023 cov 0.653 reactive, ANTI-HBC IGM pxcount 0.047 cov 1.0 negative HBEAG Pxcount 0.052 cov 0.162 negative, ANTI-HBE pxcount 0.573 cov 1.0 reactive. note: Anti-hbc igg, anti-hbe and anti-hav igg count below cut off value is considered reactive.. Thanks a lot.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Because you have a reactive HBsurface antigen and core antibody you are considered to have chronic HBV infection. However, I don't know if you have active or inactive disease until you get some testing of liver function tests (eg, ALT) and testing for virus (HBV DNA).
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