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Hepatitis B Blood Tests

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Hepatitis B+

What if pregnant woman is hepatitis B+?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If a women is hepatitis B surface antigen positive, she needs further evaluation of her hepatitis B blood testing to see if she has virus in her bloodstream. If so, a discussion of the possible use of lamivudine during pregnancy should Read more »

hepatitis B

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, after six months his blood was tested again to see if he... Read more »

Hepatitis B

What does it mean if the Total core antibody is reactive Read more »
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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

Hepatitis B Prevention and Pregnancy

...pregnancy Point of contact for this document What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a serious disease of the liver caused by hepatitis B virus, or HBV. All people, no matter how old they are or where they live, may be at risk for hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...ranges in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness. It results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can be either "acute" or "chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
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Blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Do they automatically check for HIV in regular blood tests, or if you give blood? If they do check for hiv when you give blood, do they tell you you have it? Read more »

NAT testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know anything about Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) I was told that blood banks use it to seek the virus in donated Blood. How effective is it? I have had numberous negitive Elisa test from home Access over the past six months( with no risky... Read more »

can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test?

Posted by Anonymous
...can you detect HIV w/ a basic blood test like testing for ur hematology and and blood chemistry? a blood test not specifically for HIV like the ELISA test. Read more »

blood tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I have never been tested for HIV. But Ihave taken several other blood tests which have came out great, including a white blood cell test. Is there still a possibility that I could be positive? Read more »