Also known as: HBV; Hep B; anti-HBs; Hepatitis B surface antibody; HBsAg; Hepatitis B surface antigen; HBeAg; Hepatitis B e antigen; anti-HBc; Hepatitis B core Antibody; anti-HBc, IgM; anti-HBe; Hepatitis B e antibody; HBV DNA
Formal name: Hepatitis B Virus
Related tests: Hepatitis A; Hepatitis C; Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel; Liver panel; Bilirubin; AST; ALT; GGT
Why should I do it?
To detect, diagnose, and/or follow the course of an infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or to determine if the vaccine against hepatitis B has produced the desired Level of immunity
When should I do it?
If you have symptoms of a hepatitis B infection or are likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus; if you have chronic liver disease due to some other cause; If you have received the hepatitis B vaccine; if you are being treated for HBV
What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?