Hepatitis B Antibody Immunity Panel by Lab Test On Demand addresses all your concerns regarding the Hepatitis B disease.
Testing regularly gives you control of your health.
The Hepatitis B Antibody Immunity Panel includes the following tests: Hepatitis B Surface Antibodies, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total.
This test requires a sample of your blood.
Preparation: Fasting for 12 hours is necessary before the test.
Hepatitis B Surface Antibodies (HBsAb) Test or Anti-HBs is used to help identify if a person has developed immunity to the hepatitis B virus (either by infection or vaccination).
Hepatitis B Surface Antibodies Test is a qualitative test meaning that it will result in positive (reactive) or negative (nonreactive) to the virus, it is a test normally required when applying to a new job or school.
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver spread through contact with contaminated bodily fluids (including blood). More than half of Hep B infections display no symptoms
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test is recommended to identify the hepatitis B virus, a disease that affects the liver.
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen is the earliest indicator of the presence of acute infection. Also indicative of chronic infection. This test is useful in the differential diagnosis of Hepatitis B.
The Surface Antigen Test looks for a protein present in the surface of the virus so is often ordered for people believed to have a recent exposure to someone else with Hepatitis B.
To diagnose hepatitis B in a pregnant woman additional test should be ordered such as liver enzymes.
The Hepatitis B Test detects the antibodies that the body produces when it has been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis B is a disease of the liver, it is transmitted by contact with blood.
The test determines if a person has a previous or an ongoing infection.