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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Antibody Tests

Dr. Dieterich:While I understand that there are other tests capable of detecting hepatitis b and c more quickly after a potential exposure than the antibody tests, can you tell me what the window period is for the antibody tests to detect hepatitis...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The window period is usually around 6 months reliably. However most people show antibodies at 3 months but some may take as long as 12 months although that would be a rarity. DTD Read more »

Hep B vaccination and HIV antibody tests

Hi Dr. Bob,Thanks for being there for worried folks like us. I have a question related to HIV... Read more »

Hep B surface antibody non reactive

my daughter age 14 was immunized at birth against hep b. she got hepatitis A but the hep B surface... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...results. Below are some of the common tests and their meanings. But remember: only your doctor can interpret your individual test results. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the Hepatitis B virus. ... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Diagnostic, Monitoring and Resistance Laboratory Tests for HIV

...individuals seroconvert by 12 weeks. However, in rare cases, antibodies may not be detected for months. Key Point Antibody test results that are initially negative should be followed up with HIV antibody testing at 3 months to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

... HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) 1999 Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Anti-HCV 1990 Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...lower hep C viral load Do not have serious liver damage Are women Are younger than age 40 Do not have HIV or hepatitis B infection Are white, not African American Can Hep C Be Prevented? Although there are... Read more »
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question about test

Posted by holycow, 1 Reply
...was three and a half months after my possible exposure, the test came back negative which was awesome! but I also got my last hepatitis B shot that day before I drew blood for the HIV test, well I was wondering if that hep B test screwed up my... Read more »

validity of a 12 week antibody test

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...that indivudual body response varies to the virus upon infection and that is why the time it takes for 1 person to produce antibodies differs from the other. Logically, when is the earliest we can conclude that the infection do not exists.... Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...sex without protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM)... Read more »

negative meia after 12 weeks. Got hep B vaccinatio

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Vaccination for Hep B, since I was not immune for that. I took that shot. Now I am very worried. I see from some websites, that with hepatitis B vaccination, it could show positive for ELISA. Is it the case? If I am seroconverting, will this shot... Read more »