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hepatitis blood test results
Sep 18, 2011

I just recieved my test results back. Hepatitis A AB Tot reactive. It also says that he had to disclose my results to the health department. Hiv antibody test non-reactive by ELISA. HCV antibody screen screening test nonreactive for HCV antibody Hepatitis B Sur. AG negative but he made a note saying that HBsAG could show up briefly and will develop anti-HBc IgM as their only marker of acute hepatitis virus infection. Anti-HBc Igm may aid in diagonsis of HBs Ag-negative patients in whom acute Hapatitis B is suspected. Anti-HBS reactive. Anti-HBS positive indicates recovery from HBV infection and immunity. Vaccine induces anti-HBs alone. Do I have hepatisis or have I had it? I am immune now? If I have had hepatitis b is the most likely way that I have conceived it by unprotected sexual intercourse? Thank you for all of your help.

Response from Dr. McGovern

You have no evidence of HCV infection. You may have been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B in the past since your total HAV is reactive and your HB surface antibody is reactive.

Alternatively you could have been exposed to HBV in the past; we can't tell because they did not check your core IgG antibody. Either way, you certainly don't have any worries about chronic liver disease.



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