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Hepatitis B infection. Hbsag reactive, anti hbc negative, moderate hbsag quantitative. Why is hbsag reactive?

im 3yrs hbsag reactive and anti hbc and the rest is negative im very confuse cause my hbsag quantitative is only 0.44 below cut off.and my HBV dna is not my question why the hbsag is reactive in titter?according to my gastro i have a fast infection and other gastro i am a healthy carrier of hepB...and the other gastro i have a chronic hep B ....whats is true? thank a lot... I hope you will help me for my little problem....
Asked On : Sun, 15 Jul 2012
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Hi, thank you for asking Healthcare Magic.
HBsAG positive means you are infectious (acute or chronic).
Anti HBc antibodies indicates previous or ongoing infection (once infected, it remains positive for life)
This means that an infected person (acute or chronic) must be positive for both of them. So, your case seems not to be conclusive. Either HBsAG came out falsely positive or Anti HBc antibodies came out falsely negative. In my opinion, I would suggest you redo the tests.
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I wish you good health
Answered: Thu, 19 Dec 2013
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