Hi. I'm a 32 year old female and have no idea if I was vaccinated as a child for Hepatitis B. (My physician was pretty aggressive with vaccines, but I don't have medical records from then.) About 5 years ago, I asked my doctor for the Hepatitis B vaccine - and requested that I first be tested to ensure I was negative before starting the vaccine. The doctor complied, and I received 2 out of the 3 required shots. (I never received the last shot.)
I've had 3 partners, and only had unprotected sex with one (a male caucasian) 3 times. I always had clean STD tests. I recently got blood tested for Hep B, Hep C, syphillis, and HIV. I knew beforehand that HIV tests can't be released online. Blood was drawn for these tests late Thursday. The test run was a "Hepatitis B Antigen Test," which I'm assuming would be the surface antigen test from what I've read about the most common forms of testing.
I received electronic notification of 2 test results - negative for Hep C and syphillis. The time stamp on the results were earlier in the day Friday (spaced several hours apart) and I received them Friday afternoon. By the end of the day, I wondered where my Hep B results were. I haven't heard from my doctor (despite calling in) and I am really worried that not getting that result means I tested positive for Hep B.
These are the facts I've been able to find out online:
- 90-95% of adults who acquire Hep B "clear" the infection
- That most people would be 80% protected from 2 vaccination shots.
- That the test takes 1 hour to get results on.
It's been a long weekend and I'm scared to death. I know that I won't receive test results until, at the earliest, tomorrow.
Is it unusual to get Hepatitis C results and not Hepatitis B results the same day, if they're both negative? If my doctor did see a positive Hep B result on Friday, wouldn't they have called to let me know so I didn't spread it over the weekend? Is it normal for (negative) blood tests ordered at the same time to come in different days?
I can't figure out if I am just being wildly paranoid or if I should prepare myself for a positive Hep B result.
I guess my question