Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Please could this be a false reactive Hep B rest?

Hi friends,
I got shots for Hep B when I did move to the US in 2012. Last winter, I was seriously sick & scared that it could be something serious, I did a complete health check including STDs. Results were all negative even though I was really in bad shape and have still not improved. At that time, lab results for Hep B from Physician Imme Care showed: HEBsAG non reactive, HEBsAB immunity with values 65 mIU/ml. That said, 8 months down the road, I decided to donate blood and had a call from Blood bank that my sample tested positive for one of their Hep B markers & will be receiving an official letter. Well I have been confused, at the same time powerless since Friday. My questions are: Is it possible that my vaccines during my Immigration procedures didn't work?, or could the Physician Imme Care test, a false non reactive? Laastly on worst case scenario, can still be able to keep a job with Hep B? Thanks in advance
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
I think most likely the test from the Blood bank would show HBcAb positive. If your HBsAg is still negative, it would just mean that you had a previous HBV infection and had recovered. Best to wait for the letter from the Blood bank.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Hepatitis B Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.
STIs are the most common cause of genital sores.
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?