Hepatitis Test Lab Results?
Hello, I’m Sri, I want to ask about the results of the hepatitis test that I got, namely HBsAg negative and anti-HBs reactive (532.30), what does the result of the test mean? And need me to get the vaccine ?rnThank you
Hi Sister Sri,
Hepatitis B disease caused by this virus is transmitted through contact with the patient's body fluids such as blood or genital fluids such as during sexual intercourse, the use of non-sterile syringes alternately (as in drug users), during pregnancy between mother and baby, as well as health workers who experience work accident. This virus infects produce damage to the liver that causes hardening of the liver (cirrhosis hepatis), liver failure to liver cancer. Symptoms that occur at the time of initial infection are also generally not typical so that patients know they are infected, such as during a blood health check such as before surgery or if the patient has experienced severe symptoms such as jaundice, fever, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite, weakness or body swelling. Examinations that can be done such as blood tests and ultrasound. Treatment is given with special antivirals.
One of the methods of examination is by checking blood for HBsAg, namely Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, which is a marker if the result is negative, it means you have never been infected with the HBV virus, while if it is reactive, it is a marker for the HBV virus that has already infected. Anti HBs namely Hepatitis B Surface Antibody is a marker of the activity of the body's immune system that can be generated from the vaccination process or the success of the body's immune against the previous HBV virus so that it gets immunity. The results of Anti-HBs reactive 532.30 show that you have good immunity to fight HBV. This value can vary depending on the body's resistance so it needs periodic evaluation, a value >10 is considered not to require additional active or passive immunization.
Please consult your condition and the results of your examination to the treating doctor if you want to get a booster vaccination.
Keep your body healthy by eating nutritious and hygienic foods, getting enough rest and avoiding sharing needles or avoiding risky sexual contact. Hope it is useful. Click the article: Hepatitis B. Benefits of HBV vaccination