hi, i got a hbsag test yesterday, patient value= 303.2 and cut-off value=1.0, result is reactive.
is this mean, i got higher level virus? and what is the normal value and cut off value for hbsag a non-reactive?
thank you and godbless.
this means you have a low level of hbsag (but measure in iu/ml is better), once you know hbsag is low (between 500 and 1500iu/ml) you know that the best therapy is interferon because you have very high chances to get hbsag negative (eradication of hbv).the level of hbsag refects also the quantity of virus in your liver but doesn't say anything if it is inactive or replicating
hbsag is not enough to know the phase of your infection, hbvdna is the other most important test, it says if the virus is replicating and how much
hbeag and hbeab is also important, hbeag negative is better because you have less hbsag and less or no replication
alt/ast, damage in the liver, normal values below 30
I was diagnosed hbsag positive recently. I do not know that how i got this virus. I have a partner for 5 years and he's been working as a seafarer for same years. His last medical was conducted last december 2011 and had no findings. He said that he was vaccinated years ago. Does it mean that he is safe that he'll not get the virus from me considering that he did not have any problems with his medicals taken each year?..Thanks...
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