I did the HEB screening test yesterday ( Hep B surface Ab, HBsAg Screen, Hep B Core Ab, Igm )
this is my result, can anybody help me to understand it more clearly? I would like to know if i have HEB or not and do i have enough vaccine or not so i can take some more vaccine, i remember i have the vaccine back in High School but couldnt remember finish all 3 shots yet, so i would like to know if i need any more vaccine.
TEST Result FLAG UNIT REFERENCE INTERVAL
Hep B Surface Ab 10.82 High Index Value 0.00-0.99
Status of Immunity Anti-HBs Level
Inconsistent with Immunity 0.00 - 0.99
Consistent with Immunity >0.99
An Index Value of 1.00 is equivalent to 10 mIU/mL.
However the magnitude of the Index Value is not
indicate of the total amount of antibody present.
Your test means you have the antibodies for Hep B, but the virus isn't active. Was it the hepti-vac series you were inoculated with? -The one that left a golf-ball in your rear end because it was suspended in a colloid of beeswax or banana oil? (Ah, the good-ol days...) If so, I had the same series and, 30 years later, I still have the acquired immunities. So, are you protected? More than likely. Should you still be vigilant with universal precautions (wearing nitrile or latex gloves/ condoms, etc)? Yes. Just because you are vaccinated against something doesn't mean you won't ever get it.Congrads, and have a health life and a Merry Christmas! :) ~MM
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