I was first exposed to HEP B from a Chronic carrier in August 2013. Then again at the end of last month. We found out that he was Chronic and I immediatly went to get tested. Big suprise I tested poitive for Surface Antigen and Negative for Antibodies. I then had further tests done and this is where I and the nurse got confused.
Hep B Surface Antigen- Positive
Hep B Surface Antibody- Negative
Hep BE Antigen- Positive
Liver Panel all in range
Hep B Core Antibody- Negative- this is where the nurse told me she couldn't understand.
The two tests were done about a week apart and from all I have read I most likely was infected in August due to the timelines of when the antigen shows up in your system.
I have no idea why the liver panel would be OK and my Core Antibody be negative.
I am sitting and trying to search the web for any and all details yet I am confusing myself.
Any help would be appreciated.
Further results came in:
My core Igm and Igg were both negative...Nurse said it could be a sign I have HIV please tell me this is her jumping to the extreme..or there is another possibility both would come back negative.
I am going today for further blood work to re-do liver test and core Igm and Igg to make sure they are true negatives. Also have an HIV test done. I am hoping she is sooo wrong. I am grasping at straws here anyone?????
thank you I know this is a long read but I am scared.
Hi, from the results it appears that you have hepatitis B infection. Chronic hepatitis B is a spectrum of disease usually characterised by the presence of detectable hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in the blood or serum for longer than six months. Those who are HBsAg-positive and HBeAg-positive are infectious. Regards.
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