I want to ask about my lab results … a week ago I had FAM surgery, before the operation I checked my blood and HBsAg I was told + .. nThen I was told to check SGOT and SGPT where the results of my SGOT were 3x higher than normal limits and SGPT I am normal … I have a history of bronchitis and heart susp disease … nSo the doctor thinks that my hepatitis B disease is chronic? Or have you been worried? N nThank you
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A positive HBsAg indicates an ongoing Hepatitis B virus infection in your body. HBsAg results cannot indicate the presence of acute or chronic Hepatitis B. Hepatitis B will be called chronic if HBsAg remains positive for more than 6 months. To be able to distinguish whether your hepatitis B is acute or chronic, you can also do a complete Hepatitis B panel examination consisting of HBsAg, HBsAb or anti-HBs, HBcAb or anti-HBc, as well as anti-HBc IgM.
SGOT and SGPT are tests performed to check liver function. Both are enzymes in the liver cells that will be released into the blood when there is damage to the liver cells. However, AST is also found in other organs besides the liver such as the heart, skeletal muscle, kidneys, and brain, while ALT is a fairly specific enzyme found in the liver. An increase in AST over SGPT can indicate a liver problem due to alcohol (alcoholic liver disease) or damage to other organs besides the liver (heart, muscles, kidneys, brain). We recommend that you bring the results of your laboratory tests to the doctor who asks for an examination to suit your clinical condition and physical examination. Your doctor can also order other tests to diagnose your disease with certainty.
HBsAg and SGOT and SGPT tests also cannot be used to assess the severity of your Hepatitis B infection.
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