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Hep B Test Results

Dec 3, 2017

Please explain what these Hep B test results mean?

HBsAg ScreenNegative: Negative Hep Be AgNegative: Negative Hep B Core Ab, IgMNegative: Negative Hep B Surface Ab, Qual: Reactive Hep Be AbNegative: Negative Hep B Core Ab, TotNegative: Positive (I have had no symptoms that I know of, but I did receive a needle prick from a Hep infected patient many years ago. The doctor gave me a gamogoblin (may be misspelled) shot.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

A positive HBV surface and core antibody test indicate exposure to HBV. A HBV DNA test should be done to determine whether infection has cleared or is still present.

What percentage new patients become undetectable
Titer 1:1

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