|Hepa Profile - Please Help
Aug 12, 2013
Dear Doctor, I got my Hepatitis Profile today and here are the results: HBsAG - Count: >3.000 Cut-off: 0.658 (REACTIVE) Anti HBs - Count: 0.400 Cut-off: 0.709 (NONREACTIVE) HBeAg - Count: 0.431 Cut-off: 0.621 (NONREACTIVE) Anti-HBE - 0.323 Cut-off: 1.321 (REACTIVE) Anti-HBcIgM - 0.443 Cut-off: 0.796 (NONREACTIVE) Anti-HBcIgG - 0.460 Cut-off: 1.236 (REACTIVE) Anti-HAVIgM - 0.377 Cut-off: 0.741 (NONREACTIVE) Anti-HAVIgG - 0.635 Cut-off: 1.634 (REACTIVE) (For Anti-HBE, Anti-HBcIgG and Anti-HAV IgG count below the cut-off value is considered REACTIVE).
What does this mean?
Thank you, from Manila
| Response from Dr. Taylor
You have chronic hepatitis B infection. This is not a very new infection. Next best blood tests to check include ALT, hepatitis B DNA, HIV and hepatitis C antibody. Results will help you and your doctor make treatment decisions. You are protected against hepatitis A but do not have a recent, active hepatitis A infection but a resolved one.
Other ways to help the liver with chronic hepatitis B infection include not using alcohol, not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight.
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