|HB DNA PCR +ve
Feb 4, 2006
I am a health care worker. I have been vaccinated and my HbsAb levels have been always high. I have always been HbsAg negative. On a recent test, the lab tested by HB DNA by ultraquant method. This was done by mistake cause we had asked for HbsAb level to recheck my immunity and see if I need a booster. the PCR shows 179 IU/ml. How is this possible. Am I activelty infected. what does this mean for my job as a healthcare worker. what does it mean for my wife and childern?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unlikely infected, but you need to get this sorted out with your doctor or employee health service with retesting.
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