|Labs results of Hepatitis B antigens
Sep 29, 2013
I'm would like to get a better understanding of my lab results. Was diagnosed with Acute Viral Hepatitis B two weeks ago. Please explain what they mean?
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody: Negative Hepatitis B "E" Antigen: Positive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Positive SGOT (AST): 368 SGPT (ALT): 605
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The positive tests for HBV e and surface antigen are tests which detect proteins of the virus in blood. The AST and ALT are liver enzymes (normal levels usually below 40), which become elevated in blood when there is some sort of inflammation or infection of the liver, in your case HBV infection.
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