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Hep B Antibody Reactive Test Results

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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 antigen showed borderline positive in her case. also her hep b surface antibody was nonreactive 6.85. what does this mean?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...recommend that your pediatrician speak to the the laboratory director to find out if a confirmatory test was performed for the hepatitis B surface antigen. This test always requires confirmation. Her surface antibody is <10 so it is non... Read more »

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