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Hepatitis B test result - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Im AAAAAAA I planning to work in Ca or plan to be an immigrant. Just got hold of my HEPA B profile result.
HBSAG - 2.335 - Reactive
Anti HBS - .042 -NEgative
ANti HBC Igc - .001 - Reactive
Anti HAV Igm - .008 - Negative
HbeAG - .073 - Negative
Anti HBE - .147 - Reactive
Am I considered in an "Inactive Carrier State". Can I still pursue to work or live abroad particularly in Canada? Hoping to have you opinion on this. Thank you
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi ,m planning to work in ... or plan to be an immigrant. Just got hold of my HEPA B profile result.HBSAG - 2.335 - ReactiveAnti HBS - .042 -NEgativeANti HBC Igc - .001 - ReactiveAnti HAV Igm - .008 - NegativeHbeAG - .073 - NegativeAnti HBE - .147 - ReactiveAm I considered in an "Inactive Carrier State". Can I still pursue to work or live abroad particularly in Canada? Hoping to have you opinion on this. Thank you
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   you can have a symptomless and noninfective health profile
User :   can you elaborate more doctor
Doctor :   Were you vaccinated for Hepatitis before ?
User :   yes doctor way back 1994. Does this explain why I got HEPA B?
Doctor :   yes, but the injection is too old to give such a result
Doctor :   but injection is not only way where one can get a subclinincal infection
User :   alryt doc, going back to the query. In your opinion, can I still apply for work abroad particularly in Canada?
Doctor :   yes, you can apply , the titers ( readings ) are very less for you to be infective
Doctor :   may be a repeat test show a little more less titers
User :   Based on what I read, will I need to take "ALT" and HBV tests to have a more conclusive result?
Doctor :   yes, it would help to know the extent of infection
User :   sorry if im too inquisitive but i'd like to be sure if I belong to the INACTIVE HBsAG Carrier state
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Thank you very much doctor. have a great day
Doctor :   get a repeat test after a month from now
Doctor :   along with alt and ast
Doctor :   it will be more convincing
User :   alryt doc thanks for the info
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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