I tested Reactive to the Hep B Core Antibody and Non-Reactive to the Hep B surface Antigen. I have Hepatitis C. Does anyone know if being reactive to hep b core will increase the damage to my liver? My enzymes are in the high range, wondering if having Hep B will make it worse? Thanks!
Your Hep B results appear to be incomplete. The results for your surface antigen, surface antibody and core antibody are taken together and give the complete picture. Your Hep B core antibody being positive only indicates you've been exposed to Hep B at some time. Your Hep B surface antigen being negative is a good thing. What was the result for your Hep B surface antibody?
I had information like that with me when I went for my Hep B test results, having learned that my doctors over the years knew very little about Hep B, so I went for a re-test to clarify my status. When I got the test results, my FP told me I was positive for Hep B because the surface antibody was positive. Thankfully, I was able to pull out the information and go over the results with him and he changed his tune. Good doctor but knew only so much about HBV and HCV. I was glad I had it with me, or I would have left there reeling twice. Good luck with this.
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