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    Hi

    I just got my results back from my blood test for Hep B, the nurse told me I had a low immunity and required a booster.

    This has kind of worried me, cos I don't know if this is going to affect me (hopefully) going to Barts in September. And I cant find the blimmin full health requirements anywhere on the Barts site...and I know for a fact that they at least use to be on there.

    So if anyone would be kind enough as to give me the URL to the full health requirements, or can tell me whether having a low immunity is OK for medical school, please tell

    Thanks

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    It shouldn't affect your chance of a place. At Imperial we always kept getting letters telling us we had to be fully vaccinated by the time we arrived at med school, but we had all of the 1st year to get all the test/jabs done .
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    I went to have my post-injection six week blood test this morn, and the stupid nurse hadn't booked me in even though I made the appointment 2 weeks back, so I got in on tuesday.

    Anyway, don't worry, you should be fine.
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    Try e-mailing Barts to tell them, it won't affect your application, it just may mean you have to take booster shots or something. My mum's a dental hygienist and she has a low immunity, but it doesn't affect her work.
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    remember, it's normally an ANTIGEN rather than ANTIBODY presence test you need..odd, but you need to make that really clear to the nurse/GP otherwise they don't do that :rolleyes:

    i think you need a titre of over 100 (though helpfully i don't remember the units.. ) & mine was ~ 300! so you'll probably be fine..
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    Don't worry about it - one of my first-year friends has had to go back for two Hep B boosters this year, and they haven't chucked her off yet!
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    (Original post by lollipop)
    Hi

    I just got my results back from my blood test for Hep B, the nurse told me I had a low immunity and required a booster.

    This has kind of worried me, cos I don't know if this is going to affect me (hopefully) going to Barts in September. And I cant find the blimmin full health requirements anywhere on the Barts site...and I know for a fact that they at least use to be on there.

    So if anyone would be kind enough as to give me the URL to the full health requirements, or can tell me whether having a low immunity is OK for medical school, please tell

    Thanks

    Lolli
    you should be OK, as you will have some immunity. Barts require you to have started the innoculation course. I would have the booster ASAP though, as you will have to wait another 3 months until you have a blood test to check your titre.

    When they take the blood, get them to do Hep B and C (Ab and Ag for C), as BL require it. HAving said that BL make there own checks anyway...
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    I went to get my Hep B Antibody blood test yesterday, and apparently, according to the nurse, its suppoed to be carried out 6 months after the final injection.

    Is this right? If it is, then I won't have my report back in time for uni, and Liverpool have specified that they want it before the course starts. Hmmm.

    How long after the final injection have you guy had the blood test?
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    (Original post by Mad Caddie)
    I went to get my Hep B Antibody blood test yesterday, and apparently, according to the nurse, its suppoed to be carried out 6 months after the final injection.

    Is this right? If it is, then I won't have my report back in time for uni, and Liverpool have specified that they want it before the course starts. Hmmm.

    How long after the final injection have you guy had the blood test?
    The blood test is usually 2-3 months after the final jab...
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    http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/drug.../hepatitis.htm says 2 months

    http://www.fromemedicalpractice.co.u...epatitis_b.htm says 2-4 months

    http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/...ect=prevention the British Liver Trust say upto 2 months...
 
 
 
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