Explanation Of Qualitative HBsAg Examination Results
Good afternoon, I want to ask about my test results which showed vague positive results after 2 repetitions were made in 2 different locations namely clinics and hospitals. At the last examination the results showed that my qualitative HBsAg was positively vague and my qualitative Anti-HBs was vague positive too, what do you mean by that? I am also advised to check again next week, about what foods are good for me to consume so that my antibodies are more formed ..
Hello Fariz, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Qualitative HBsAg examination is an examination that is used to determine whether there is an antigen (a component of the virus that triggers infection) Hepatitis B virus in the body of a person being examined. The results of this examination are generally only 2 positive or negative, if the results show a vague positive result then there is a big possibility (still uncertain) that there is a hepatitis B virus antigen in your body and this can indicate that when you were infected with the virus.
While the qualitative anti-HBs examination is an examination to find out whether there are antibodies to the Hepatitis B virus in your body or not, where the results are generally the same as a qualitative HBsAg examination in the form of positive or negative. The cryptic positive results indicate that antibodies to the virus are most likely to have formed but still have not reached a certain amount to show positive results on examination.
Because of the doubtful results, it is recommended that you do a repeat examination next week to better ascertain how the results of the two tests are due to questionable results making clinical decisions for diagnosis or treatment more difficult.
In the meantime, avoid doing things that could lead to the transmission of the Hepatitis B virus such as having unprotected sex with a partner who is changing / at high risk of having this disease and avoiding sharing needles with other people. In addition, to help increase endurance and antibody formation, you are also advised to:
Keeping the food you consume is always nutritious enough and balanced
Increase consumption of vegetables and fruits such as oranges, broccoli, spinach, and almonds
Maintain a minimum of 2 liters of fluid intake a day
Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes every day
Maintain body weight so that it is always ideal
Get adequate and quality rest every day at least 6-8 hours a day
Get enough time for relaxation
Get vaccinations according to the vaccination recommendations for adults (further consultation with your doctor)
I hope this helps.