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Laboratory Testing for Hepatitis B

Patient Case

Slide 2

June 2008

Let’s look at a patient case of a 55 year-old Asian American woman who immigrated to the United States 15 years ago. She presented to her primary physician with fatigue and a history of jaundice 25 years ago. Physical examination of this patient did not reveal any abnormality, but she was found to have a serum alanine aminotransferase level of 85 U/L.

How could the care provider rule out the possibility of chronic viral hepatitis in this patient?

Patient Case


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