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Hep B

Mar 4, 2007

Hi doc,

I had the hep B core titer which was reactive. That was in 2003 with all liver enzymes normal before and since. I am currently getting ready to work in a hospital and they want me to have a titer done. I assume because my hep B core was reactive that I have been exposed. What do I need to have done to prove immunity?



Response from Dr. Holodniy

Most hospital employee health programs have a battery of tests, including those for HBV, that they perform on new hires. It is likely they will screen with a surface antibody and/or surface antigen, looking for evidence of immunity or chronic infection. Although they may use other tests.

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