how can you distinguish a chronic and acute HBV specially at an early stage, for example a variation of results from different laboratories like reactive and non-reactive what does this indicates on my status its confusing
Traditionally, anti-hbc IgM test is used to distinguish between acute and chronic Hepatitis B infection. To me, the most reliable way to distinguish between the two is to wait or test again in 6 months time, unless you are very knowledgeable in this area and have some idea about the time of the incident that causes the infection.
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