Understanding Hepatitis A, AB & B Core AB Total

Question

I was diagnosed with HepC about 2 years ago. Have been abstinent from Alcohol & Drugs for over 4 years.

I just got a blood test back that shows the following:

  1. HEPATITIS A AB, TOTAL-REACTIVE
  2. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY QL- NON-REACTIVE
  3. HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN- NON-REACTIVE
  4. HEPATITIS B CORE AB TOTAL-REACTIVE
  5. HEPATITIS C ANTIBODY- NON-REACTIVE.

What does this tell me/you regarding Hepatitis A, B & or C?

Answer

You had hepatitis A in the past.

You were exposed to hepatitis B in the past, but do not have it now.

The negatve anti-HCV suggests that you do not have hepatitis C, unless other tests like the HCV RNA was positive. Rarely, anti-HCV is negative when someone still has a true HCV infection.

Verify these results and their interpretation for your clinical situation with your physician.