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Took Hepatitis B PCR Qualitative, results was Negative. Exposure was year ago. Was this the right test?

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Hi Doctor, I was tested for Hepatitis B. I ask for the most accurate Hep B test. the test I took was Hepatitis B PCR Qualitative ( NGI HBV UltraQual ) My results Negative: HBV DNA Not Detected. My exposure was a year ago.
was this the right test.
Posted Sun, 4 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 16 minutes later
`Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to answer your query.

Since the exposure was a year ago, PCR qualitative test is good enough.

Hepatitis B surface antigen and HBc IgM are tested during the early period after exposure.

I hope that answers your question.
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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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Follow-up: Took Hepatitis B PCR Qualitative, results was Negative. Exposure was year ago. Was this the right test? 5 minutes later
Negative means I'm I don't have hepatitis b
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 13 minutes later
Yes, you do not have hepatitis B.

I hope that answers your question.
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Regards,
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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