• 10 months ago

    Blood test

    I was recently in the hospital for kidney failure. The drs at the hospital took me off abunch of my they thought were hurting my kidneys. I went to my dr last week and she ordered blood tests. One of them was a Hepscreen, Chronic. The results came back reading HEPATITIS B, SURFACE AB, REACTIVE H. What exactly does that mean and do I have Hep B?
    Thank you,
    dejace

Responses

  • 9 months ago

    RE: Blood test

    Those words mean nothing unless you have a negative or positive next to it, look over the results again
  • 6 months ago

    RE: Blood test

    Let's make it simple - call your primary HCP and ask THEM the question. Asking specific questions here can get you wonky info. And the response about + or - is great. Trying to interpret your own bloodwork takes practice, so as a newbie, don't do it!
  • 2 months ago

    RE: Blood test

    You have probably had a Hepatitis B immunization at some time in your life and this is a test confirming that you are immune, not infected.