Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Quantitative
Hepatitis B is liver inflammation induced by a hepatitis B viral infection (HBV). Hepatitis B testing offers information regarding present or previous HBV infection. A blood sample is used to test for Hepatitis B. Testing can be performed to identify hepatitis B, estimate its severity, and establish whether you are immune to the illness
Frequently asked questions
The test is useful for:
- Those who have been diagnosed as having chronic hepatitis B should be monitored for its development.
- Individuals with chronic hepatitis B who test negative for the hepatitis B e antigen but positive for the hepatitis B e antibody should have their response to antiviral medication monitored.
A doctor normally prescribes HBsAg testing, which is then carried out in a hospital, lab, or another healthcare facility. Your vein is punctured to obtain blood for laboratory testing. Blood is drawn, and the sample is then submitted to a lab for evaluation.
If your risk of developing this illness is higher than average, hepatitis B screening may be suggested
Usually, in 1 to 2 days the HBsAg test results are out.