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I have recently done a blood test for Hep B
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
my blood test results showed that hep b core was positive. The lab did an antigen test which showed that it was negative
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What does this mean?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I have had the vaccine in the past which I had an antibody level of 150
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Just a bit concerned
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
What’s the meaning of this ?
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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Sure

Was this the Hep. B Core Antibody test? Was it the IgM test?

The most common test is Hep. B Core antibody IgM test and a positive test indicates you have active Hep. B.

Please share a pic of the reports.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I haven’t got the report on me
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
It was the common one. The lab went on to do the Antigen which was negative but the core was positive
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
It doesn’t mean I have active hep b as the antigen was negative

If it was the IgM test and it was positive, it indicates Hep. B infection. But since antigen was negative, it is not an active infection. It might have been a recent infection.

WIthout the report itself it is difficult to be sure. You should discuss with your GP again. If you get access to the report, please post it here, I will then be able to give you a more informed answer.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I did just the antigen and the hep b core surface antibody only.
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I did my titre levels aswell which showed just 1. But I have had the full hep b vaccine in the past and after the vaccine at that time my antibody level was 150. But with my recent test it showed 1. Which is why I am a bit confused with the hep b core antibody being positive

Ok, you have probably done the Hep. B Core antibody total test.

There are two Hep. B Core antibody tests, IgM indicates an ongoing infection and IgG indicates a past infection. IgG is positive for life while IgM is temporary.

Since IgG is positive and the antigen test is negative, it indicates you had a past infection with Hep. B but it is not present now. there is nothing to worry about this.

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There?
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I paid to be helped but you are not really helping
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