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Hepatitis B Core Antibody Positive

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isolated hepatitis B core antibody

I checked for hepatitis b which showed HbSAg negative,HbSab negative but presence of core antibody. HCV negative, HIV negative; ALT> 65 IU;GGT & ALP also elevated. Please,what is wrong with me and what can I do
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Nothing clearly wrong. Would check the core test to see if it is core IgM or IgG since IgM would mean recent infection. If this is the case, your surface antibody should become positive. Read more »

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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...recovered from an acute infection (and can't get Hepatitis B again) Total Hepatitis B Core Antibody (anti-HBc) is an antibody that is produced by the body in response to a part of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...from HBV infection. Anti-HBs also develops in a person who has been successfully vaccinated against Hepatitis B. Total Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc): Appears at the onset of symptoms in acute Hepatitis B and persists for life.... Read more »
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