The meaning of a reactive result for a hepatitis B test depends on the type of test performed, according to the Hepatitis B Foundation. The three most common blood tests detect the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen... More »

A reactive hepatitis B surface antigen, or HBsAg, result means that the hepatitis B virus is present and the person is infected. According to the Hepatitis B Foundation, the infection can either be acute or chronic and t... More »

A reactive hepatitis C antibody test means that the patient has hepatitis C antibodies in his blood. However, since a person who has cleared the hepatitis C virus still tests positive for antibodies, a follow-up test is ... More »

The hepatitis B core antibody test is used in comparison to the results of the hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B surface antibody tests to determine if the infection is present or was present, according to the ... More »

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A doctor or health clinic provides hepatitis B blood testing, according to the Hepatitis B Foundation. Only one blood sample is necessary, but the test involves three results: hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B sur... More »

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A positive or reactive test result for the hepatitis B core antibody test indicates a past or present infection, according to the Hepatitis B Foundation. False positives are also possible with this test. More »

Hepatitis B surface antibody titers of greater than or equal to 12 milli-units per milliliter indicate immunity to hepatitis B, states Mayo Medical Laboratories. Titers less than 5 milli-international units per millilite... More »