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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Rapid Card

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Rapid Card


Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test is done to check the presence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) in the blood. Your doctor is likely to recommend this test if you exhibit signs and symptoms of Hepatitis B to check the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen in your blood.

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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Rapid Card

Frequently asked questions

Getting tested for HBsAg doesnโ€™t require you to be fasting or have any sort of dietary restrictions. You are free to eat and drink what you usually prefer. However, consumption of alcohol before drawing the blood sample is not recommended as it may interfere with the test results.

The need to go for follow-up testing is based on the test results of the initial HBsAg tests and your doctorโ€™s recommendation. Continuous and periodic monitoring for HBsAg is required in cases of acute and chronic viral hepatitis.

Yes, you can resume your normal everyday activities after your phlebotomist collects the blood sample. There is no restriction on movement or driving as well.

Initial tests for Hepatitis B measure antibodies and antigens relate to HBV including Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), Total Hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc), and IgM Hepatitis B core antibody (IgM anti-HBc).

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