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February 01, 2012

Hep B

Have you ever done blood test for Hep B? I did mine last few weeks. The result came out with this.


U can see the result showed that my blood is anti-HBs negative. What is that means?

The interpretation of Hepatitis B Serologic Test Results
Mine? Anti-HBs ~ Susceptible

Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs): The presence of anti-HBs is generally interpreted as indicating recovery and immunity from HBV infection. Anti-HBs also develops in a person who has been successfully vaccinated against Hepatitis B.  You might still be protected, because even if the antibodies aren’t circulating in your blood, the memory cells would still be there if you initially responded to the vaccine. Your doctor will need to give you one booster shot and then re-check your antibody levels 1-3 months later. If you have memory cells from the vaccine, the antibody test should come back positive after the booster. You won’t need any further boosters or revaccination. If you still don’t have any hepatitis B surface antibodies in your blood after the booster, this means you did not respond initially to the vaccine. You’ll need to have another vaccine series, with double the dose.

So i was advice to take a vaccine shot. Malasnyer nak g clinic n kena inject! Nanti2 jela. Boley gitu? ;)

Source: CDC and About.com


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