What does positive anti-HBe mean?

Positive anti-HBe results usually indicate inactivity of the virus and low infectivity. Positive anti-HBe results in the presence of detectable HBV DNA in serum also indicate active viral replication in these patients.

What is anti-HBe normal range?

For hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), a level less than 5 mIU is considered negative, while a level more than 12 mIU is considered protective. Any value between 5 and 12 mIU is indeterminate and should be repeated.

How do you read hepatitis markers?

Interpretation of the test: “past natural infection, infection cleared and anti‐HBs levels have waned over time”. Anti‐HBs only positive means “immunity due to vaccination”. HBs negative, total anti‐HBc positive, IgM anti‐HBc positive and anti‐HBs positive means “recent infection, recovered, immunity achieved”.

What does HBsAb positive mean?

I. ■ Anti-HBs [sometimes written as HBsAb] (antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen): when this is “positive” or “reactive,” it means the person is immune to hepatitis B infec- tion, either from vaccination or from past infection. (This test is not done routinely by most blood banks on donated blood.)

What happens if HBeAg is negative?

HBeAg‐negative CHB usually has an aggressive course, with rapid progression to cirrhosis and frequent development of HCC. The annual rate of progression to cirrhosis is 8–10% in HBeAg‐negative patients compared with 2–5% in HBeAg‐positive patients.

What does HBeAg reactive mean?

REACTIVE: A REACTIVE HBeAg indicates rapid viral replication usually associated with high HBV DNA levels. HBeAg-REACTIVE patients are considered highly infectious.

How long does Anti-HBe last?

Longer duration of therapy (12 months versus 6 months) was associated with improved response. The response is not necessarily durable and up to 50% of patients become DNA positive after 5 years of follow-up. However, up to 15–32% of treated patients may become HBsAg-negative.

Does hepatitis B go away?

There’s no cure for hepatitis B. The good news is it usually goes away by itself in 4 to 8 weeks. More than 9 out of 10 adults who get hepatitis B totally recover. However, about 1 in 20 people who get hepatitis B as adults become “carriers,” which means they have a chronic (long-lasting) hepatitis B infection.

What is the normal range of hepatitis B viral load?

HBV: Hepatitis B virus. # Normal values: ALT: Males: 10-40 U/L; Females: 7 – 35 U/L; AST: Males: 15 – 40 U/L; Females: 13 – 35 U/L….Follow us:

Characteristic N(%)
Range 65 – 7,849,999,872
Undetectable 122 (21.6%)
300 – 9,999 259 (45.9%)
10,000 – 99,999 71 (12.6%)

Can hepatitis B positive become negative?

It can happen, especially in older adults after a long period of “inactive” hepatitis B infection. About 1 to 3 percent of people with chronic hepatitis B lose HBsAg each year, and about half of all people with chronic infections who live up to age 75 will lose HBsAg, depending on the amount of HBV DNA in their blood.

What is the meaning of HBeAg non reactive?

Normal results are negative or nonreactive, meaning that no hepatitis B surface antigen was found. If your test is positive or reactive, it may mean you are actively infected with HBV. In most cases this means that you will recover within 6 months.

Which is worse hepatitis B or C?

The answer from this publication is that hepatitis B is more likely to cause liver related death than hepatitis C.