Hepatitis B Virus Tests and Interpretation - Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease
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Hepatitis B Virus Tests and Interpretation

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Hepatitis B Virus Tests and Interpretation - Hepatitis B

SusceptibleImmune due to Successful VaccinationImmune due to Resolved infectionAcute HBVPrior HBV and isolated HBcAb+
*Test is only needed if patient is HBsAg positive or there is suspicion of occult HBV.
HBsAgNegNegNegPosNeg
Anti-HBsNegPosPosNegNeg
Anti-HBc IgGnegNegPosPosPos
Anti-HBc IgMNegNegNegPosNeg
HBeAg*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNegNeg
Anti-HBe*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNegPos
HBV DNA*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableNeg or PosNeg
ALT*Not applicableNot applicableNot applicableElevatedTypically Normal
Occult HBV, with loss of HBsAgChronic Inactive HBVChronic HBV, e-Ag positiveChronic HBV, e-Ag negativeReactivation of Chronic HBV
*Test is only needed if patient is HBsAg positive or there is suspicion of occult HBV.
HBsAgNegPosPosPosPos
Anti-HBsNegNegNegNegNeg
Anti-HBc IgGPosPosPosPosPos
Anti-HBc IgMNegNegNegNegNeg
HBeAg*NegNegPosNegPos or Neg
Anti-HBe*PosPosNegPosPos or Neg
HBV DNA*PosNeg or Low LevelPosPosPos
ALT*Variable (Normal-Elevated)NormalVariable (Normal-Elevated)Variable (Normal-Elevated)Elevated