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Patient Preparation: No special preparation is required
If you think that you are exposed to risk factors for Hepatitis B, you should undergo this test. This assay is useful to monitor and refine treatment of patients with Chronic Hepatitis B virus infection. It also helps to identify true inactive carriers.
Screening for HBV infection may be recommended in those who:
• have come in contact with someone with hepatitis B
• have travelled to a country where hepatitis B is common
• use IV drugs
• receive kidney dialysis
• are pregnant
Your Doctor may recommend this test :
• screening purpose
• if you have risk factors for HBV infection
• For the purpose of diagnosis, when you may have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus, such as contact with infected blood or have symptoms associated with liver disease like jaundice, loss of appetite
Hepatitis B is one of the viruses causing viral hepatitis. Hepatitis B is highly contagious. It spreads through contact with infected blood and certain other bodily fluids.
The hepatitis B vaccine is the best way to prevent infection.
Sample: Serum (2 mL)