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Interpreting Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test Value

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Ask the Experts

AM I A HEPATITIS B PATIENT IF MY HBsag is "non reactive"?

my hepatitis lab result for HBsag is "non reactive" am i a hepatitis b patient? thanks alot dr.keep safe
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If your hepatitis B surface antigen test is non reactive, then you do not have chronic infection. Read more »

Diagnosed with Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Positive and now negative

During my pregnancy around 1 year ago I was diagnosed as surface antigen positive for Hepatitis B... Read more »

Anti-HBs result

Dear Doctor:I have been reactive to HBsAg since year 2000 and I was just advised to have my anti-... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

China Has 93 Million Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Carriers: Ministry

...report released Monday, the Ministry of Health said about 93 million Chinese, 7.18 percent of the nation's population, have hepatitis B surface antigen. A protein antigen produced by the hepatitis B virus, HBsAg is the earliest sign of acute HBV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe Is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...and Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) 1999 Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Anti-HCV 1990 Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT 1986... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...low, except for certain travelers to regions where the prevalence of chronic HBV infection is high or intermediate (i.e., Hepatitis B surface antigen prevalence of ≥ 2%). Hepatitis B vaccination should be administered to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Safe is the Blood Supply in the United States?

...and Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) 1999 Hepatitis C Hepatitis C Anti-HCV 1990 Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test 1971 Hepatitis B Core Antibody 1987 Hepatitis Hepatitis ALT ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have? Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
...protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia negative. * anti-hepatitis B core antibody method Meia Total (AXSYM) negative. ... 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 »