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HBs Ag Positive Weakly

on August 2009 i got an HBs Ag test & the test result was Positive (weakly). What does it mean & what to do next? Is it any serious matter to take treatment?  
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What does it mean & what to do next? Is it any serious matter to take treatment?

--Test it again and post the result here.
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positive weakly looks like a very old assay to detect hbsag, the old ones have a sensitivity of 5iu/ml or 0.5iu/ml, don t remember exactly but it is not sensitive enough, if you can find an abbott architet assay it has 0.05iu/ml sensitivity

retest to see if it was a mistake of assay or hbv infection on clearing phase or starting, if you have free tests i'd check for hbvdna pcr, hbcab, hbeag, hbeab, alt/ast too so you might have a clear idea of infection
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