Folks often have difficulty memorizing the various Hepatitis B serologic markers and their related clinical states. It is imperative that you understand this because it’s one of the most common serologic tests performed in the laboratory. You have undergone this testing if you’ve ever worked/volunteered/trained in a healthcare facility! The chance of coming across a question on the exam is very high. These are easy points.
Any lab science review book will explain the details. I only hope to make the memorization palatable. Look at the following diagram of Hepatitis B. It consists of a surface antigen, an envelope antigen, and a core antigen. Antibodies are formed against these various components at different times – either in the acute, recovery, or chronic phases of infection.
memorize this little square and you’ve already put some points in the bank!
Very informative! thank you so much!
You broke down the percentages of each portion of the exam. But how much Immunology is there? Should i really be going into deep detail?
hi am going to have an exam after one month can u give more details about immunology questions
please be a bit more specific and i’ll point you in the right direction if I can
Hi, I always get CMV and EBV questions, what and where should i study for those type of questions?
I got picture of Ana pattern.. And it asked what kind is it: rim, speckle, or …ect
How can I differentiate bet different types of ANA through pictures?????? Bez it is so hard. Really i need ur help
I found come really helpful videos made by bio-rad for this.
What kind of complement pathway questions did you’ll get?
Check out this picture for ANA patterns on this medscape article. Pretty good explanation.
Hi Amy , can you tell me more about this article please
This was very helpful i spent so much time on this but u made it so easy with a simple box !
can you please share more important tips in immunology. I m doing the questions from HARR but they seem so complicated. Do we need to know All that detail for immunology .
Hepatitis B serologic testing
Click to access serologicchartv8.pdf
Hi! where can I find good review materials for ANA patterns? thanks
thank you! made my review easier
How does time work in the exam, do people get to have issue with time on the exam?