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Hepatitis Core Antibodies

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cord blood hepatitis core antibody positive

Dear Doctor, I had a Hepatitis B vaccination about 10 years ago, then I got it enhanced in 2001. In 2002, I got pregnant. My prenatal screen showed HbsAg negative. Three months after delivered my baby, the cord blood results came as HbcAb positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your baby will be fine. Your blood results are positive for hepatitis B core antibody and surface antibody which suggests past natural infection. However, this infection is not active since your antigen is negative. Read more »

isolated hepatitis B core antibody

I checked for hepatitis b which showed HbSAg negative,HbSab negative but presence of core... Read more »

What is hepatitis C Core Antibody

I have Hepatitis C Core Antibody. Does this mean that I have the antibody to fight off Hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Anti-HCV 1990 Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT 1986 Syphilis Syphilis Serologic test 1948 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...I get it again? No, once you recover from Hepatitis B, you develop antibodies that protect you from the virus for life. An antibody is a substance found in the blood that the body produces in response to a virus. Antibodies protect the body from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...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. The ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...correctional workers. Definitions Adolescent: Person aged > 10 and Adult: Person aged > 19 years. Anti-HAV: Total antibody to hepatitis A virus (HAV) detected in serum of persons with acute or resolved HAV infection; indicates a... Read more »
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I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. * Hepatitis C antibodies Metodo quimiolumiscencia Negative. after... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Read more »

symptoms but still negative

Posted by joe_swiss, 2 Replies
...antibody tests: all negative * 2 HBV PCR tests, both at week 14: both negative * 4 HBV panels: HBe, HBs antigen negative, core antibodies negative, HBs antibodies where pos, ca. 56, probably because of a vaccination i received 15 yrs ago. Got... Read more »

all answers appreciated!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...HIV patients and faxed her my paperwork and she feel as though i am not infected. She says with a negative Viral Load and no antibodies that that was strong evidence that i was not infected. I have been checked for every STD there is and... Read more »