I had 3 blood tests after possible exposure to HBV (low risk protected vaginal sex with unknow status woman)
The tests were:
- HBV DNA by cobas amplicor 4 weeks after possible exposure
- HbSAg 7 weeks after possible exposure
- HbC Total 7 weeks after possible exposure
All (thanks GOD) came back negative
My questions is:
1- Is these mentioned tests considered as a conclusive tests at that times and no more tests needed to be sure that I didn't catch HBV from that possible exposure
2- If any further tests could be required what is it and when is the best time to do
I'll be fairly honest - 6 months is usually the final indicator = in my mind. But I think you have a very low chance of having obtained HCV or HBV from this one time exposure with those results 7 weeks out.
Please check in the Hep B Forum - OK? They are very AWESOME over there!
The forum you currently posted in is Hep C --- which is a completely different (although similar) issue.
I have read in http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/diseases/hepatitis/b/faqb.htm#b7 that "HBsAg will be detected in an infected person’s blood an average of 4 weeks (range: 1–9 weeks) after exposure to the virus" ..... so is that sounds that if i retested for HbSAg now (after 9 weeks) and as I hope that it will come back negative (with GOD willing) then is that sounds that it will be accurate and final result??!!
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