How do you read hepatitis screening?

How do you read hepatitis screening?

Hepatitis A Screening A positive antibody test result indicates that a person has or had HAV infection or has been vaccinated against hepatitis A. This person is immune to future HAV infection. A negative test result indicates that antibodies were not detected in a person’s blood.

What does it mean when you are HBsAg positive and HBeAg positive?

A positive test for the hepatitis B e-antigen means that there is an active infection with the hepatitis B virus and the virus is actively multiplying. Anyone who is in contact with your blood without protection may be at risk of contracting hepatitis B from you.

What is a reactive test result?

A reactive test result indicates that signs of the condition being tested for are present.

What is a high hepatitis B viral load?

In a person with detectable HBeAg, an HBV viral load greater than 20,000 international units per milliliter (IU/mL) of blood indicates that the virus is active and has the greatest potential to cause damage to the liver.

What is HBV IU mL?

HBV-DNA or hepatitis B virus DNA is a measure of the viral load of the hepatitis B virus in the blood. The result is expressed in international units per millilitre (IU/mL), with each unit representing approximately 6 viral particles per millilitre of blood.

What lab values indicate hepatitis?

Additional Blood Tests Your Doctor May Order

Test Normal Range Abnormal Range Mild-Moderate
Liver Enzymes
Total Bilirubin <1.2 mg/dL (<20.5 umol/L) 1.2-2.5 mg/dL (20.5-43 umol/L)
Albumin 3.5-4.5 g/dL 3.0-3.5 g/dL
Prothrombin time <14 seconds 14-17 seconds

What does hepatitis B borderline mean?

Borderline results may indicate a low level of antibody that has clinical significance. Patient’s immune status should be further assessed by considering other clinical information or retesting another specimen drawn at a later time.

Is HBeAg negative good?

HBeAg‐negative CHB is a potentially severe disease that rapidly progress to cirrhosis and related complications. Although treatment is available, sustained virological and biochemical response is poor after the recommended duration of treatment.

Does hepatitis B show up in routine blood work?

Blood tests can detect signs of the hepatitis B virus in your body and tell your doctor whether it’s acute or chronic. A simple blood test can also determine if you’re immune to the condition. Liver ultrasound. A special ultrasound called transient elastography can show the amount of liver damage.