|PLS. HELP ME ANALYZE THE RESULT OF MY HUSBAND.
Jun 30, 2010
My husband got his hepa b profile result,here is the format:HBsAg=reactive, HBeAg=negative(cut-off value=1.00,patient's count=0.112), Anti-HBc igG= reactive(cut-off value=1.00, patient's count=0.004), Anti-HBe= reactive (cut-off value=1.00, patient's count=0.005), ALT= 26 IU/L and the Reference Range is 10-40. Please help me analyze his result?Is he infectious or only a healthy carrier?What is the best treatment for him?Thanks and more power.
Response from Dr. McGovern
He has evidence of chronic infection due to his reactive HBsAg. His normal ALT (a liver function test) and his reactive anti-HBe are reassuring. A HBV DNA test would be helpful to confirm that he is indeed an "inactive carrier".
You should have hepatitis B testing as well and if negative, you should get vaccinated.
what does it means?
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