|Please interpret my HBV results
Jun 30, 2013
HBs Ag............Reactive HepatitisB Core Ab.... Non reactive HB Surface Antibody.......Non reactive Hepatitis Be Antigen.......reactive Hepatitis Be Antibody.....Non reactive Ultrasound Abdomen......Liver, gallbladder, Pancreas, spleen and kindeys are normal in size whereas CHOLestrol deposits in gall bladder wall Bilirubin..... normal SGOT..... Normal ALT.... 54 ( reference range 5-50) Alkaline phosohate.... Normal
Response from Dr. Taylor
The hep B surface antigen being reactive means that you have hepatitis B infection. Ideally you would find a doctor to work with you over time to fully evaluate the health and status of your liver and work with you regarding possible indications for treatment. Hepatitis B DNA testing and HIV testing are helpful next steps. Reducing or ideally eliminating alcohol and tobacco would be wonderful for your health. Talking with a doctor about getting household and sexual contacts tested for hepatitis B and vaccinated if susceptible would also be helpful if possible.
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