RESULTS FROM BLOOD TESTS
Mar 25, 2012
What does it mean hepatitis B Surface AB, Qual results abnormal, Hep B Surface Antibody reactive?
Response from Dr. McGovern
That is a little misleading...If your surface antibody is reactive it can mean two different things: 1. You are protected against HBV infection because of prior immunization 2. You were exposed to the HBV virus in the past, but your body cleared it on its own.
The only way to know for sure is to get testing for hepatitis B core antibody IgG. If reactive, the answer is #2; if non-reactive, the answer is #1.
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