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My father was found HBs Ag (+) on his routine blood examination. His serology shows HBeAg(-) ,Anti HBe (-), IgM Anti HBc (-), AST,ALT r normal. Is it necessary to take antiviral? Necessary to do further tests?
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Those are just basic tests you posted. So yes you need more tests to tell more, HBsAg in IU/ml, HBV DNA IU/ml, Fibroscan/biopsy.
Everything should be done via hematologist.

cheers.
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Generally to determine whether your father requires treatment or not, it would be useful to know his viral load (hbvdna) and the current state of his liver by fibroscan or a biopsy. I hope these assays are available in your country. In any case, he should have the liver function tests and repeat his ALT and HbsAg tests in a few months time.
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