Positive Serologic Test for Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Hepatitis B virus infection
False-positive serologic test for hepatitis B virus
Suggested Additional Lab Testing
Acute hepatitis B
Patient is positive for IgM antibody to HBV core antigen.
Patient is usually positive for hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B virus e antigen. Presence of the e antigen indicates a high degree of infectivity.
Patient is likely to be positive for serum HBV DNA; level can be followed to assess response to therapy.
Chronic hepatitis B
Liver function tests, especially aminotransferases, are likely to be elevated for more than 6 months.
Hepatitis B surface antigen is positive for more than 6 months.
Chronic cases are also positive for anti-HBV core antigen as total antibody or as IgG.
Copyright © 2017, 2013 Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. All rights reserved.
No sponsor or advertiser has participated in, approved or paid for the content provided by Decision Support in Medicine LLC. The Licensed Content is the property of and copyrighted by DSM.
Clinical Pain Advisor Articles
- Non-Opioid Therapies for Pain Management in the ED
- CBT vs Pain Education for Chronic Pain in Low-Income Clinics
- Factors Predicting Pain Outcomes After TKR for Knee Osteoarthritis
- Lumbar Disc Herniation With Radiculopathy Treatment Using Targeted Indwelling ESI
- Peripherally Acting Opioid and Cannabinoid May Be Effective for Neuropathic Pain
- Exploring the Connections Between Neuropathic Pain and Comorbid Mood Disorders
- Medical Marijuana Laws, Dispensaries May Reduce Deaths From Opioid Overdose
- Ketamine Infusion May Be Effective for the Short-Term Relief of CRPS-Associated Pain
- An Avenue for the Development of Opioid Adjuncts for Enhanced Analgesia, Reduced Abuse Potential
- Peripheral Neuropathy Management in the Primary Care Setting: A Guide
- Low Back Pain: Contributing Factors, Prophylactic Strategies and Effective Treatments
- Identifying Medication-Overuse Headache
- Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder
- New Blood Test Shows High Accuracy for Diagnosing Fibromyalgia
- Recognizing the Pioneering Women in Medicine for Women's History Month