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Please help me understand my Lab Result HVB

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.

HBsAg Screen             Negative     Negative

Hep B Core Ab, IgM     Negative     Negative
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Your test results indicate that you are immune to HBV.

For more info on test results....check here:

http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/HepB-Introduction--Welcome-Page/show/34?cid=153
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i immune to HVB does that mean do i need finish all 3 shots, i didnt remember if i finish all 3 doses back in H.S i just want to make sure i am well protective from HVB. Thanks alot
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Hiya!
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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