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Author Topic: Hepatitis B test  (Read 6718 times)

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Offline ErichH

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Hepatitis B test
« on: October 06, 2014, 09:20:37 am »
Hello, and sorry for starting a new thread.

I have currently a pressure behind my right lower rib, and suspected hep B/C infection from an exposure 180 days ago.

175 days after exposure I had hepatitis B (HBsAg/HBcAg) and C(HCV-Ab) test done, which was negative! Is these test final and conclusive?

Is it impossible I am hepatitis infected if my liver values, and tests are good 175 days after exposure?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Hepatitis B test
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 10:17:51 am »
These tests are generally quite conclusive. I would suspect a different cause for the pressure, such as the gall bladder.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
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Offline ErichH

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Re: Hepatitis B test
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 12:12:34 pm »
Generally conclusive? What do you mean by that? You mean, are they not 100%? If no, when?
The tests are done with Abbot architect if that helps.

Had my gallbladder checked 3 months ago with a CT scan, nothing.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 12:14:57 pm by ErichH »

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Re: Hepatitis B test
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2014, 09:34:59 am »
The tests are reliable, but humans are not. There is always the rare situation in which someone's test was mishandled. So rare, I haven't met anyone that has happened to, but I'm not going to say it couldn't happen.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
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2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
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Offline ErichH

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Re: Hepatitis B test
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 04:03:17 am »
Iporterrn,

Ok, if there is _no_ human error, it the results then conclusive (100%) 175 days after the exposure?

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Re: Hepatitis B test
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 06:12:19 pm »
I would assume they are negative, and if you have any concerns, retest in 6 months.
Lucinda Porter, RN
1988 Contracted HCV
1997 Interferon nonresponder
2003 PEG + ribavirin responder-relapser
2013 Cured (Harvoni + ribavirin clinical trial)
https://www.hepmag.com/blogger/lucindakporter

 


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