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INTRODUCTION TO HEPATITIS B ANTIGEN(HBeAg)
An antigen(a protein) that stimulates an immune system reaction, making the body produce antibodies to battle invaders.
The hepatitis B e-antigen is distinct. It’s a protein that the virus produces and secrets. It isn’t circulating while connected to the infection yet instead is free in bloodstream and tissues. It’s created when the infection is effectively multiplying, so it’s an indication that an individual has a functioning disease and people in contact with the infected person’s blood and body liquids are in danger of getting the infection.
Interestingly, there are strains of hepatitis B infection that don’t create HBeAg. People who obtain the disease in the Middle East and Asia may have one of these strains. For this situation, a negative HBeAg test has small significance. They can have a functioning Hepatitis B infection without a positive HBeAg test.
HBeAg TEST DURING PREGNANCY
Pregnant women are screened for multiple antigens; the hepatitis B surface antigen is one of them. It shows an active infection with hepatitis B. If the test result comes out as positive, the HBeAg test might be done, along with tests like the HBV DNA concentration and alanine aminotransferase(ALT) test for the liver. If the HBeAg result is positive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) suggests that the woman is referred to the doctor immediately for care until the birth of a baby. If the result is negative, they recommend referring for postpartum care. The baby may get infected at the delivery time by coming in contact with the mother’s blood or other body fluids.
HBeAg IN CHRONIC HEPATITIS B
People with chronic hepatitis B can hint seroconversion—the amounts of HBeAg dropping until they’re unpredictable while levels of anti-HBe antibodies develop. This is seen as a good symptom for prognosis and a sign that the treatment may be working successfully.
What HBeAg Test Results Mean
A positive report for the hepatitis B e-antigen implies that there is an active infection with the hepatitis B infection and the virus is effectively duplicating. Any individual who is in contact with the infected person’s blood without protection might be in danger of contracting hepatitis B from the infected person.
UNITS: OD Ratio
FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM