hepatitis B test result
Dec 23, 2012
hbsag is 3.000 cut off is 0.658 reactive, what is the meaning of that?
Response from Dr. Taylor
There are several different blood tests that tell us about hepatitis B virus infection.
Your hepatitis B surface antigen (often abbreviated HBsAg) is reactive. This typically tells us that there is a chronic hepatitis B virus infection. If the sAg is reactive, it is helpful to be evaluated by a doctor over time; hepatitis B can change over time in someone's body.
A helpful next blood test is the hepatitis B DNA. The DNA test result can determine whether the hepatitis B virus is currently replicating in your liver cells (making new viruses every day). This result, the ALT result and your HIV status will help determine if you will benefit from treatment now, so discuss this with your doctor.
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