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hepatitis b
Sep 29, 2010


My father was diagnose of hepatitis b and i would like to know what the lab result means:

see below value:

HBSAG = cut off value - 1.0 patient's count - 6,714 result = reactive

Anti-HBS = cut off value - 1.0 patient's count - 0.1 result = nonreactive

Anti-hbc igG - cut off value - 1.0 patient's count - 0.008 result = reactive

HBE-Antigen = cut off value - 1.0 patient's count - 0.139 result = nonreactive

anti-hbe cut off value - 1.0 patient's count - 0.004 result = reactive

thank you so much.

Response from Dr. McGovern

If this test continues to be reactive for HBsAg over six months, then he likely has chronic HBV infection. The only way to see if the infection is active or inactive is to check liver function tests and HBV DNA

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