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Anti Bodies to Hbc Ag

I recently donated blood to Red Cross. After 15 days, I got report like this:

HB Surface Ag - NEG
Antibodies to HBc Ag (Anti-HBC, IgG and IgM) - POS
HBV Nucleic Acid Test - NEG
Antibodies to HBC - NEG

HTLV-I/II Antibodies - NEG

I am worried and confused. I don't know what I have. Does this report says I am having Hepatitis B ?? Please advise. I am unable to concentrate on my work.
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The Below Originally came from somewhere on medhelp, (I think it was in the ask a Dr Section)but when I originally put it in notepad, I didn't keep the link! So I didn't write this!

I'm sure some of the more informative ones will check in in the morning & can help you further! In The meantime I hope this helps some!
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People make antibodies to hepatitis B if they are exposed to this virus and they can make different antibodies to different parts of the virus depending upon their immune systems. Almost everyone who is exposed to hepatitis B makes antibodies to the core part of the hepatitis B virus and we call this HbcAb or anti-HBc.

Things can get a little more complicated from here. Humans make two types of antibodies when they are exposed to a virus or bacteria. One is called the IgM antibody and the other is called the IgG antibody. When some one is exposed to a virus for the first time, they tend to make the IgM type antibody. About a month after the exposure, they make a second wave of antibody called the IgG. The IgG antibody tends to be more specific and powerful and it is the antibody that sticks around and gives extended or life-long immunity.

So anyone who is exposed to hepatitis B will have "anti-HBc" antibody, but many people feel that anti-HBc IgM is good test for a recent hepatitis B infection or exposure. The only problem, however, is that some individuals with hepatitis B can maintain high levels of anti-HBc for an extended period of time. In addition, some people who have had hepatitis B for years can go through periods where the hepatitis B acts up a little. We sometimes call this "reactivation". During these periods of reactivation, high levels of anti-HBc can become present again.
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It looks to me like you need to be tested for HepC RNA. Inother words, do you have virus in your blood and not just the antibodies.
This is a confirmatory test for someone with your lab profile.
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My blood was tested for hcv antibodies and I got results as follows:
                                    
     HEPATIS C VIRUS ANTIBODY: NON-REACTIVE

       CUT OFF VALUE:       1.0
PATIENTS INDEX VALUE:  0.46
                                                 I want to know what these results mean? And also what is my hcv status.
Please tell me what I have  and what I haven't.
                                          Thanks!!
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Avatar_m_tn
Your question is better answered by the Hep C group.
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