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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: Hep B


 STRESSEDANDCONFUSED - Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:04 pm

Hi I just have a few quick questions, I donated blood about two months ago now and recieved a letter back saying that I had a false positive test for Hep B. Which then in turn started me flipping out. I was wondering if I could have it and it was just to early to tell. Also what could make me have a false positive. My last interaction would have been a week before that while i was drunk. We only had outer course and he was the insertive i did nothing but kiss. Im 22 i have scheduled a doctors appointment in a few weeks, everyone says im fine but i cant get it out of my head.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:24 pm

User avatar Hi Stressedandconfused,

There are several things that can give a false positive Hepatitis B test, including many medications and a recent hepatitis b vaccine. The best thing to do is have the test repeated. If needed, a full hepatitis B antibody/antigen panel can be run to see if you simply have a false positive on the screening test.

Best wishes.

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