Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 decade ago

What is HBSAG test normal patient value?

2 Answers

Relevance
  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Normal Values (Negative is the normal value).

    The actual normal values may vary from lab to lab and from one type of testing protocol to another.

    There are three forms of hepatitis:

    Hepatitis A (Infectious Hepatitis)

    Hepatitis B (Serum Hepatitis, Transfusion Hepatitis)

    Non-A, Non-B Hepatitis

    Hepatitis A:

    Transmitted through close personal contact (oral or fecal)

    Affects children and young adults more often

    Is not associated with chronic hepatitis or a carrier status

    Has an incubation period of 2-6 weeks, followed by an abrupt onset

    Hepatitis A IgM will be elevated from 6-14 weeks after infection.

    Hepatitis B:

    Transmitted parenterally (drug injection or transfusion)

    10% become carriers

    Has an incubation period of 6-26 weeks, followed by a gradual onset of symptoms and signs.

    Hepatitis B Surface Antigen appears in the serum from 4-12 weeks following infection

    Hepatitis B Core Antibody appears within 6-14 weeks

    Hepatitis B Surface Antibody appears 4-10 months following infection, indicating clinical recovery and immunity to the Hep B virus

    Normal Values (Negative is the normal value).

    Hepatitis A - Negative

    Hepatitis B - Negative

    Hepatitis, Non-A, Non-B - Negative

  • 6 years ago

    93.65 mIU/ml

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.