I am a little confused and need information. I had a possible exposure about 4 monts ago. Unprotected vaginal sex. I am a 36 year old male who has never been vaccinated.
I took a hep b and c test at 11 weeks and all was negative. This was a labcorps test that I ordered online.
My doctor ordered a hep panel a week later (12 weeks) and the only HBsAg came back positive. Hep c was negative.
My doctor repeated the hep panel at 14 weeks and also ran a quantitative viral load test and a genotype test. When we got the results back I tested negative for all hep b components. Hep c was neg too. The quantitative and genotype test came back no viral load detected and genotype not found.
My liver function tests all came back normal except the alt was slightly elevated at 69. However, I do drink heavily a couple times a week and did so about 30 hours before my lft's
To recap 11 week all negative.
12 weeks only HBsAg positive
14 weeks all negative with no viral load or genotype detected.
My doctor says it was a false positive at week 12 and I should not worry.
My liver function tests all came back normal except the alt was slightly elevated at 69
didnt you know that drinking makes more damage than hepatitis?69 is pretty high, the normal value has been changed since years to 30 men and 19 women
i wouldn t be surprised to find a damaged liver under fibroscan check, i'd suggest you check because drinking or fat diet/meat can make same damage as hepatitis
Stef thank you so much for your quick response. I want to thank you for everything you do here. When the last HBsAg test came back negative he did start me on the vaccination. The doctor told me to quit drinking and I am in the process of doing that now. I have cut my alcohol consumption down DRASTICALLY. Also am trying to change my diet. Because the last hep panel came back negative and the QUANtitaive and genotype test showed nothing was that positive test definitely a false positive?
if you post here hbsag result with method (it should be written with test result) we may know if the machine used is good, also check if hbsab and hbcab are detactable if so you are immune if all negative yo can get hbv vaccine and get immune
It doesn't have the machine listed. I am assuming that the same machine was used for all 3 tests seeing that it was done by the same lab. The HBSab and the HCab were both negative. But why that one positive test for BsAg and two negatives and a negative Quantitative HBV test?
sorry I had my brother chubs002 write a thread too to try to get some info as well and got mixed up. I am very sorry Stef. anyways if i were true positive either acute or chronic would some components of the panel show up positive?
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