|don't understand lab results
Aug 31, 2013
Hepatitis A HAVT non-reactive Hepatitis B HBSAB non-reactive What does this mean. I'm assuming the non-reactive means I don't have A or B
| Response from Dr. Taylor
It looks as though you were tested for the protective antibodies in the blood.
It is a good thing to have reactive results for these tests; it means you are protected against hepatitis A and B viruses. The fact that your antibody results are non-reactive means that you are susceptible to (not protected against) these infections. If you can get safely vaccinated against hepatitis A this would be a good thing.
Hepatitis B tests are a bit more complicated than hepatitis A tests. The next step would be to get a hepatitis B surface antigen test. If positive, or reactive, this means you are infected with hepatitis B. If negative, or non-reactive, this means that you are not infected and if possible should get vaccinated against hepatitis B. B is a more serious infection so B is the priority.
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