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Chemistry Panel

Chemistry (Chem) Screen A large part of your laboratory report is results of the chemistry screen. These tests measure various chemicals in your blood to see whether your body is working correctly. See Fact Sheet 121 for information on the Complete Blood Count and Fact Sheet 123 for information on blood glucose (sugar) and cholesterol tests. Laboratories have different "reference ranges" or normal values for the results of each test. Most lab...
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Hepatitis Panel, Acute W/Reflex

I went to the doctor yesterday for my blood work results and he told me that I tested positive for Hepatitis C. I was tested by the Hepatitis Panel, Acute w/reflex. The lab work says that the Hepatitis C Antibody is reactive with a signal to cut-off...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You need one of the confirmatory tests you describe to determine true positivity and not think about the performance of the screening test.... Read more »

Meaning of Hepatitis B panel test and ultrasound

My full viral hepatitis panel test shows the following results: HBeAg non-reactive, Anti-HBc reactive. SGPT = 17 (Normal Value= <40 U/L Male). However the ultrasound report says that the liver is normal in size and shows homogeneous echopattern....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
There are several different blood tests that tell us about hepatitis B virus infection. The test results you mention, the non-reactive HBeAg, and reactive Anti-HBc, do not answer the question of whether you have chronic hepatitis B. The eAg is a... Read more »

Hepatitis Panel (4) Test

My recent hepatitis panel (4) test results shows: Hep A Ab Igm - negative, HbsAg screen - confirm, indicated, HbsAg confirmation - positive, Hep B Core Ab, Igm - negative, HCV Ab negative. My doctor asked me to go to a specialist since he's...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The reactive hepatitis B surface antigen indicates that you are chronically infected. You do need further testing - such as a HBcore antibody which will likely be positive; HBeAntigen and antibody; and a HBV DNA level to see if virus is in your... Read more »

Liver Panel Results

Dear Dr.I am recovering from a Hep B bout. Last round of testing shows all enzymes have returned to normal, e antibody-positive,e-anigen-negative,HB Core-Positive.HB Surface Antibody-Negative with a ratio of .8. HB S Antigen .08 Ratio. GGT was...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
GGT is an indicator of hepatic cells damage and can be high in all types of hepatitis.Your level is very low and it is compatible with the healing of your liver .E-AB is also a sign that you are clearing the hepatitis,as well as,HBsAB.Give it a... Read more »
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What is the Lymphocyte Subset Panel 5 Test

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When is the Lymphocyte Subset Panel 5 Test used and what does is cover?

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South African AIDS Panel Report

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The South African government is currently confronted with the challenge of responding to the growing AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) epidemic. The governments response has been... Read more »

Question about full STD panel time period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am getting into week 8 of my last possible exposure and I have some questions. I know that 3 months is the relative window for HIV and most STD's, but I need to and want to be caertain. I plan to test at 3 months, 6 months, and 1yr. I want to... Read more »

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 »