In 1982 I was diagnosed with hepatitis b my test results today are Core Total Abs Positive
Core IGM Abs Negative
Surface Abs Negative
Surface Antigen Negative
E Antigen Negative
E Abs Positive
Virus DNA UltraQuant 1 pg=approximately 150,000 copies <0.01
What does this mean? Have I cleared the virus and do I need the Hepatitis B shots? Please answer I am so confused.
I understand why you are confused. Your panel of laboratory results simply do not make sense.
If you are a carrier of hepatitis B, your surface antigen should be positive. However, yours is negative.
You have evidence of HBV DNA. However, the level is extremely low.
Your liver function tests are normal.
I would have your physician speak directly to the laboratory manager to have them retest your blood or have the manager comment on these results, since this person will understand that they simply do not ring true.