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|
|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.