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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my Total Bilirubin is 1.4. Whether HBSAG test should be done ?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Sir
Doctor :   Total Bilirubin 1.4 is not the only criteria to do a HBsAg test
User :   ok
User :   SGOT/AST 29
Doctor :   That is norma;
Doctor :   normal
User :   SGOT/ALT 56
Doctor :   1.4 Bilirubin is high normal
Doctor :   You should not worry if you do not have any other problems
User :   i am diabetic since 4 years
Doctor :   like yellow discoloration, tiredness, loss of appetite
Doctor :   Ok fine
User :   this LFT test done 14th NOV
User :   My wife is pregnent 5th month
Doctor :   ok
User :   they have done all the blood tests
User :   in that HBsAG test is also done
User :   in that line is very minute
User :   hence the Gynacologist doctor suggested that i should take HBsAG test to be at safe side
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the HBsAg not done in the initial test during the 5 to 6 weeks pregnancy?
User :   no
User :   now she is saying that nothing to worry as the line is very minute
Doctor :   Actually it is regularly tested during the antenatal testing during the first visit with a doctor when a woman is found to pregnant
Doctor :   I do not want to comment on it further
Doctor :   I do not think Total Bilirubin even now is a concern
Doctor :   with 1.4
User :   whether is there any chance that HBsag is infected from me /
User :   to my wife
Doctor :   Are you HBsAg positive?
User :   i have to take the test as per GYN advice ?
Doctor :   I still could not understand your query properly
Doctor :   Are you HBsAg positive? Were you tested to be positive?
User :   no
Doctor :   Then why do you worry about
Doctor :   IF the thoughts linger about the HBsAg, then it is better to get tested
Doctor :   and get the final result so that you can rest in peace
User :   Gyn advised myself to go for HBsAG test as it is found in my wife (Very minute)
Doctor :   Do you mean the HBsAg is positive for your wife?
User :   Gyn told that it is not positive. if we observe the strip it is very minute small thin line.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then please get them done
User :   she told that no need to worry on that
User :   she advised myself to go with the test (pre-cautionery)
User :   so whether chances of HBsag as positive are there for me basing on the Bilrubin and my wife HBsag results ?
Doctor :   I suggest you to go with her advice
Doctor :   We cannot derive a relationship between the Bilirubin levels of yours and the strip test of HBsAg of your wife
User :   am i suppose to give the sample in fasting ?
Doctor :   No need of fasting sample
User :   ok
Doctor :   To be exact, you have to get tested for HBsAg for yourself?
User :   ok
User :   Any advice
Doctor :   You need not get apprehensive about the results
User :   ok
Doctor :   but get the test done to rule out the slightest possibility
User :   Thank you
User :   ok
User :   thank you
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