Synonyms: anti-HBs, HBsAg, HBeAg, anti-HBc, anti-HBc,IgM, anti-HBe, HBV DNA

Why It Is Done

To diagnose and follow the course of an infection with hepatitis B or to determine if the vaccine against hepatitis B has produced the desired level of immunity

Test Overview

If you have symptoms of a hepatitis B infection or are likely to have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus (HBV); if you have chronic liver disease due to some other cause; or if you have received the hepatitis B vaccine

How To Prepare

No special preparation is necessary

WARNING: If you test positive for Hep B, the testing lab (NOT HTD) may be required by law to report your result to one or more government health agencies.