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missunderstanding HBV result
Dec 8, 2012

my tests: Hbsag negative , Hbcab total positive , Hbcab igm negative Hbcab positive 3.5 ( cutoff = 1.5) , Hbsab positive 3.7 Hbeab positive 2.8 , Hbeag negative . PCR undetectable (<6IU/ML ). ALT= 8

Response from Dr. Taylor

Your hepatitis B surface antigen (often abbreviated sAg) is negative. This together with your other results means that there is not a chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Your core total being positive (Hbcab) and core IgM being negative indicate that you have been exposed to hepatitis B in the past but not very recently. This is consistent all of the other results. So the bottom line is that you were exposed to hepatitis B but cleared your infection. You do NOT have chronic hepatitis B infection.

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