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Author Topic: Newly diagnosed with Hepatitis B. Please help me understand my test results!  (Read 1887 times)

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Offline dmgirl101

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 Almost 2 months ago my family and I caught a stomach virus.  We went to the doctor and the doctor wanted to clear rest of hepatitis A so all four of us had blood work done doctor called us back and told me that she was very confused because I tested positive for hepatitis B but I only tested positive on one part of the three panel test.  So during that time we were in the process of moving and two months later I found my new primary care doctor she tested me because I told her what happened and she also had me testedamd I was  positive for hepatitis B.  She too is stumped on how I possibly could have gotten it but she referred me to a G.I. doctor. Here are my test results.

Hep B antibody total = non reactive
Hep B antibody IGM = reactive
Hep b surface antibody = non reactive
Hep b surface antigen = non reactive
AST = Normal range at 20
ALT =  normal range at 29

 How in the hell is my anti-body total non-reactive but IGM reactive?

Offline Lynn K

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« Last Edit: July 22, 2018, 10:40:51 pm by Lynn K »
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline Lynn K

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Working my way through your test results but really I’m as confused as you are hep b is somewhat difficult to understand and diagnose based on lab tests.

Your best bet is to see the gastroenterologist or maybe an infectious disease specialist for a proper interpretation of your test results.

Good luck
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline dmgirl101

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Yes I am definitely folllowing thru with the appointment with the GI Dr :) do you have Hep B?

Offline Lynn K

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No I had hep C and I do have cirrhosis. Not a lot of hep B people here. Lucinda is a nurse and may have more knowledge about how to diagnose hep B and understanding test results.

You can look at some of the old posts in the hep b forum you may gain some more information there.
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline dmgirl101

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Oh no! I am so sorry :( I hope that you can get well ❤️ I’m going to search in the older hep B posts! Thank you so much for all your info and for being so welcoming!

Offline Lynn K

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Thanks I am doing fine knock on wood lol

Let us know what you find out and hope it is good news :)
Genotype 1a
1978 contracted, 1990 Dx
1995 Intron A failed
2001 Interferon Riba null response
2003 Pegintron Riba trial med null response
2008 F4 Cirrhosis Bx
2014 12 week Sov/Oly relapse
10/14 fibroscan 27 PLT 96
2014 24 weeks Harvoni 15 weeks Riba
5/4/15 EOT not detected, ALT 21, AST 20
4 week post not detected, ALT 26, AST 28
12 week post NOT DETECTED (07/27/15)
ALT 29, AST 27 PLT 92
24 week post NOT DETECTED! (10/19/15)
44 weeks (3/11/16)  fibroscan 33, PLT 111, HCV NOT DETECTED!
I AM FREE!

Offline dmgirl101

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Ok that is great to hear! I pray it stays that way and I will definitely let you know what I find out  :)

 


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