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Test Results
May 11, 2001

I received my results and two ratios were listed: HB Surface Antibody: Negative with a ratio of .8. And HBs Antigen: Positive with a ration of .08

What do these ratios mean? I am Surface Anitbody Negative-but I have a ration of .8. What does this mean?

Thank you

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

These values refer to the actual quantification of the antigen and antibody levels measured in the test.The positive antibody test has a cut off value of detection.These results show that you are still positive for the B antigen and do not have significant antibody levels.If you are in treatment ,this may change later.

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