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Antibody To Hepatitis B Core Antigen Hbcab Positive

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hepatitis B terminology

what is hbsag, hbsab, hbeag, precore mutation, hbcab, antihbc? what is the significance of this tests?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HBeAg is a protein produced during chronic infection. It usually means that the patient has a lot of virus in their bloodstream.HBcAb means hepatitis B core antibodies...These are antibodies which are produced after infection and last for life.... Read more »

Am I a Hepa B Carrier?

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False Positive Test

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...The presence of anti-HBc indicates previous or ongoing infection with HBV in an undefined time frame. IgM antibody to Hepatitis B core antigen (IgM anti-HBc): Positivity indicates recent infection with HBV (≤6 months). Its presence ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...I get it again? No, once you recover from Hepatitis B, you develop antibodies that protect you from the virus for life. An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. Antibodies protect the body from... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

The Other Hepatitis: The ABCs of HBV

...flares are often effective against the virus, resulting over time in the loss of the HBeAg antigen and the gain of the anti-HBe antibody. However, it can take many flares over the course of several years for this crucial antigen-to-antibody shift... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...indicates a protective immune response to infection, vaccination, and passively acquired antibody. Anti-HBc: Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen; positive test indicatespast or current infection with HBV. Anti-HBs: Antibody to hepatitis B... Read more »
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initial screening positive but no antibodies?

Posted by dmvcc99, 1 Reply
...through my general physician. From what my Dr. told me, the initial screening showed "reaction" and was positive but no HIV antibodies were found in my blood. I am aware of the "window" period and that this can happen. However, my Dr. feels... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

Can PCR Amplify Antibodies?

Posted by ethan_hines, 1 Reply
...HIV Antibodies. I ask this question because I know that during the "window" period (0~6months) a person tests negative for HIV antibodys since there may be antibodies but not in significant quantity to dectect.EH Read more »

Testing positive with no antibodies producing?

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi, I pray all are well. Does anyone have data on if people who take hiv antibody test after 6 months with no further exposures with negative results take possibly hiv rna or dna test and come back positive Read more »