Q. I was diagnosed with hepatitis B five years ago. What does my blood report indicate?

Answered by
Dr. Radha Peruvemba Hariharan
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sushrutha Muralidharan
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 06, 2021 and last reviewed on: Aug 11, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am a 29-year-old male of height 1.7 m and weight 58 kg. I was diagnosed with hepatitis B five years ago.

I did the tests, and they came as follows:

1) Hepatitis B core antibody - positive.

2) HBc IgM - negative.

3) HBsAb - non-immune.

4) Hepatitis B surface Ab value - 0.54 mIU/mL.

5) HCV - negative.

6) Hepatitis virus DNA - 42779 IU/mL.

7) HBV Log units - 4.631.

Should I be worried? Help me interpret them. I am not on any medication and got no symptoms. Kindly help me.



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All your test values show that you have active hepatitis B virus infection and that you can spread the disease. Also that there is a chance that if the infection continues, you may get liver damage. Are these tests recently taken or five years ago, when you were first detected to have hepatitis B?

The hepatitis B core antibody is less, showing your immunity against that virus is low. Also, the high DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) value shows the viral load is high. Have you done your liver enzymes study to see the condition of your liver? You will have to repeat these tests periodically to know if the infection is subsiding, also LFT (liver function test) to see if your liver is getting damaged.

For many people, hepatitis B does not produce any symptoms and will subside on its own without any treatment. But you have to be careful with your dietary habits. It would help if you did not take alcohol at all. It will make your liver damage faster. Also, you should not take the Paracetamol tablet either as a pain killer or for fever. Also, avoid fatty and oily foods. I hope this was helpful.

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