Explanation Of HBsAg Examination Lab Results?
HealthReplies.com, I want to ask if the lab shows that the HBs are reactive, cut off 0.155, abs 3.414 is what the explanation is. thank you…
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HBsAg laboratory examination is an examination that aims to see whether there is a Hepatitis B virus in a person's body. The virus will cause hepatitis B. HBsAg is a sign of viral surface antigen. So, if a reactive result is obtained, it indicates that a person is infected with the hepatitis B virus. However, it cannot be known whether the infection is ongoing acute or chronic.
Hepatitis B virus will attack and damage the liver cells. In one condition, the virus can heal by itself without special medical treatment, this is called acute hepatitis B. In other conditions, the virus lasts for a long time, so it's called chronic hepatitis B. Chronic Hepatitis B is very dangerous because it is at risk of progressing to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Therefore, sufferers of chronic hepatitis B must be controlled periodically, to avoid the occurrence of these two complications.
To distinguish whether Hepatitis B is acute or chronic, further laboratory tests are needed, namely anti-HBc IgM examination and anti-HBc IgG. To find out whether it has the potential to transmit, HBeAg examination is needed. You need to know, that reactive HBsAg can also occur due to vaccination, which is the first 2 weeks after vaccination. To monitor the extent of liver damage that occurs, it is necessary to examine liver function, namely SGOT and SGPT.
For that, you should consult with a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor also needs to match the results of your laboratory examination with clinical conditions.
Meanwhile, avoid things that can transmit the disease to others. Like, if you are married, then use a condom when having sex with a partner. If you use razors, syringes and other sharp objects, don't let other people use your marks. You need to know, that this disease is transmitted through direct contact with blood, sperm and vaginal mucus that contain viruses.
Thus hopefully useful.