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Blood Test Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Tests for Hepatitis B Recalled

On Monday, Johnson & Johnson and U.S. regulators said the company has recalled some blood tests for hepatitis B virus because they may give false negative results. The affected products, which were distributed in the United States and Europe,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FDA Approves Device to Test Blood Donors for Hepatitis C

On Thursday, Abbott Laboratories said the Food and Drug Administration had approved its automated Prism HCV device to test for hepatitis C virus in the blood of potential donors. Already approved to test for hepatitis B, the device replaces a number... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
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hepatitis blood test results

I just recieved my test results back. Hepatitis A AB Tot reactive. It also says that he had to disclose my results to the health department. Hiv antibody test non-reactive by ELISA. HCV antibody screen screening test nonreactive for HCV antibody...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You have no evidence of HCV infection.You may have been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B in the past since your total HAV is reactive and your HB surface antibody is reactive. Alternatively you could have been exposed to HBV in the past; we... Read more »

Hepatitis B blood tests

Dear Sir or Madam,My recent blood test shows:HbsAg: + at 3599.55 S/COHbeAg: - at 0.285 S/COHBV DNA: 7.28x10^2 IU/ml or 4.23x10^3 cp/mlALT: 19 U/LAST: 21 U/LPlease advice if I need to take any treatment or medicine?Thank you in advanced....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
Medicines used to treat hepatitis B virus infection do an excellent job of driving down the number of hepatitis B viruses a person makes and can shut off production of new hepatitis B viruses. There is benefit to reaching an undetectable hepatitis... Read more »

Hepatitis Vaccine and Blood Test Results?

Hi Doctors,Thanks for your website.My girlfriend recently had the third (and final) jab in her series of vaccines for hepatitis B. Her labs prior to this were CD4 670 and VL 6000. The vaccine made her feel like she had flu for a few days after, but...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Vaccines can cause a brief (and usually small) increase in viral load that is not thought to be clinically significant as the viral load returns to pre-vaccine levels quickly. That the CD4 % stayed the same suggests to me that this count has not... Read more »

Hepatitis Blood Work for A AB

What does it mean when my blood work comes back Reactive. I had a blood test for Hepatitis A AB, Total W/REFL IGM....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
This is good news. It means you are protected against the hepatitis A virus.... Read more »
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Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had hepatitis C and my body had not yet developed antibodies to it at 3 monts, and if my immune... 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?

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Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know this isn't a hiv question,but does anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know... Read more »

Question about ultrasound and blood test

Posted by Veronicaa, 1 Reply
I'm infected with Hepatitis B, and I need to have an ultrasound and a blood test.

My question is, can I eat and drink normally before taking the blood test?

As for the ultrasound, I understand that I can't eat and drink but do I need to poop to get... Read more »