|hep B serology results interpretation, pls help
Oct 12, 2011
Can you please interpret this for me: HBsAG - NON REACTIVE; ANTI HBS - REACTIVE; ANTI HBc (IGg) REACTIVE; HBeAG - NON REACTIVE; ANTI HBE (.742) - REACTIVE; ANTI HBc (IgM) NON REACTIVE; CUT OFF VALUE 1.0 AND ANY VALUES BELOW CUT OFF IS CONSIDERED REACTIVE ECLIA METHOD.
DO I HAVE PREVIOUS HEP B INFECTION BY HAVING ANTI HBC IGG REACTIVE? AM I A CARRIER? PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS.. THANKS VERY MUCH
Response from Dr. McGovern
When the core and surface antibodies are reactive and the surface antigen (HBsAG) is not, you have evidence of prior infection.
To be a carrier you must have a reactive HBsAg.
exuse me Dr. McGovern :)
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