May 7, 2011
Recently dx with HBV, 25+ yr healthcare worker. Level was 1.88. Dr did not prescribe meds. What level would be considered chronic? What is the time frame from infection to a positive high lab value? Is it possible to pinpoint the "infection date"?
| Response from Dr. McGovern
The only way to date the infection is if your hepatitis core IgM was positive - that would mean recent infection.
If your surface antigen remains positive for six months, you have chronic infection.
To see how active it is, in six months I would get HBV DNA testing to see if you are viremic (have virus in your blood). You will also need liver function tests.
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