This test measures how much hep B virus is in your body (your viral load).
If your viral load is above 2,000 IU/mL (HBeAg negative) or above 20,000 IU/mL (HBeAg positive), your doctor may prescribe you medicine that may help reduce your viral load.
Your viral load should be as close to undetectable as possible. Undetectable means that your viral load is so low that it cannot be measured by a lab test.
Being undetectable does not mean you are cured from chronic hep B. Always talk to your doctor about your test results and what they mean.
Even if your viral load and ALT levels are low, they can change over time. That’s why it’s so important to get tested regularly. Seeing your doctor for routine testing will help him or her monitor the hep B virus and start you on treatment if it’s appropriate.