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Difference of "anti Hav g" and "Hbsag" tests

Jan 13, 2013

Hi doc,

Can you elaborate briefly the difference between those two test? Are they related? suppose there is a reactive result in anti Hav g, does this mean that the person has Hep B already?


Response from Dr. Taylor

One test has to do with the hepatitis A virus, the other with a totally different infection, the hepatitis B virus. The tests are not related.

"Anti Hav g" refers to whether there is a recent hepatitis A infection.

"Hbsag" refers to whether there is a hepatitis B infection.

A reactive result in anti Hav g, does not tell us anything about hepatitis B.

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