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Indeterminate Results Of Hepatitis B Test

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...may be useful for deciding upon possible early treatment options. Western Blot (WB) Assay The WB is a confirmatory test: it is only performed if an ELISA or rapid test is positive. The WB can be positive, negative, or indeterminate . Indeterminate tests are neither positive nor negative. An indeterminate result usually means that a person has just begun to seroconvert at the time of their test. In the rare cases in which this occurs,...
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indeterminate DNA test

Hello there,I just have a lab test about hepatitis B DNA. The result is indeterminate. The repeat test gave the same reuslt. I have been taking Hepsera for more than 2 months. Would you please kindly tell me the reason? Thanks
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
I assume you are taking hepsera to treat hepatitis b virus infection. HBV DNA testing would be a measure of response to the drug. Read more »

Hepatitis C blood results

What does a undetermined Hepatitis C blood result mean?A and B are negative but C has been undetermined.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I suspect you mean "indeterminate".If there is any question about your HCV antibody testing, a RIBA test, which is very sensitive and specific, can help make a Read more »

Hepatitis B, POS A

My sisters blood test came back Hepatitis B Pos A. What does this mean? Should she have additional tests and should the family be tested. She lives with me and is around my grandchildren ages 8 months, 2, 8 & 10 years old. Should I take any...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am sorry but I can't determine from your question what the exact hepatitis B test that was positive. She should discuss this with her doctor and ask about her exact diagnosis. Read more »

Hepatitus B

Okay here's the question. My Girlfriend was recently diagnosed with HepatitusB. We are sexually active and she contracted it after a visit with me. (Wethink, there are too many coincedences for it not to have been) Now I thoughtthat everyone was...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...sourceof her infection at this point. The only way for you to know if you havebeen infected with Hepatitis B is to get tested. Hepatitis B tests candetermine if you were recently infected, if you are infectious to others, orwhether you were... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...have false or unclear test results due to changes in their immune system. In rare cases, HIV test results can be unclear or "indeterminate." Another blood sample is taken for additional testing. The Bottom Line HIV testing generally looks... Read more »
The Body

HIV Monitoring Test Basics

Your HIV-positive test result only lets you know that you've been infected with HIV. To find out if it's time to get HIV treatment, you'll have to visit a health care provider and get two additional tests. Most HIV-positive people can live many... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

indeterminate result

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not break. That is all i did, so my last "possible" exposure was 8 months ago. Yesterday i had an hiv test and it came back indeterminate. CUrrently i am having diarrhea. I have been reading and indeterminate results seem to come when someone... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...took an HIV test 2 weeks ago tested positive on the ELISA the confirmatory test was done with a WESTERN BLOT which came back indeterminate with the P24 band showing. My doctor said I need 2 bands in order to test positive, so i am being retested... Read more »