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Hepatitis B Test

How we test for Hepatitis B

Our doctors have chosen the Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test to diagnose hepatitis B infection. This FDA-approved hepatitis B test looks for the presence of HBV core antibodies. The core antibody IgM test is considered the most accurate individual hepatitis B test because, in some cases, the hepatitis B core IgM antibody may be the only specific marker for the diagnosis of acute infection of HBV. This blood test accurately differentiates between acute (new) and chronic (old) hepatitis B infections.

This test searches for hepatitis B core IgM antibodies rather than surface antigens that can disappear. It is the most reliable hepatitis B test available on the market.

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Hepatitis B
Testing Process
5 Minute
Testing process
Sample Required
Small Blood Sample
Results
Ready in 1-2 days
Doctor Consultation
Over the phone, if results are positive

More Information about Hepatitis B Testing

Does hepatitis B testing use blood or urine?

Our hepatitis B test is a blood test. Our laboratory technicians will draw a small sample during your visit to the test center.

What do I need to do to prepare for the test?

Hepatitis B tests do not require any kind of preparation. No fasting is necessary.

When is the right time to test for hepatitis B?

Although it is possible to detect hepatitis B as early as 3 weeks after infection, our doctors recommend waiting at least 6 weeks to test for accurate results. Because hepatitis B does not often show symptoms, most people are unaware that they have the infection. When symptoms do appear, they do so from 6 weeks to 6 months after initial infection. Half of adults infected with hepatitis B do not show symptoms, while the rest may experience extreme tiredness, tenderness and pain in the lower abdomen, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain in the joints, headache, fever and hives. Consider getting tested if you have most of these symptoms or have had contact with someone who has chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection.

What will the test results say?

If your result is negative, it means there is no sign of hepatitis B in your blood. If positive, hepatitis B was found and our doctors are available to speak with you to discuss your test results or answer any questions you may have about your test.

Can hepatitis B be cured or treated?

While there is no cure for hepatitis B, most (about 90%) adults with an acute HBV infection will clear the virus from their systems without the need for medication. If you have tested positive for hepatitis B for longer than six months, you have a chronic infection and should make an appointment with a local physician. Once the status of your infection has been determined, you can begin treatment to slow the progression of the virus and prevent extensive damage to your liver. Most people with chronic hepatitis B still live long, healthy lives.

Who needs hepatitis B testing?

Hepatitis B is a highly contagious disease that affects both men and women. Testing for the disease is recommended for those who are at risk of coming in contact with the virus. This includes anyone who has used or shared needles during intravenous drug use, had unprotected sex or lives with an infected partner. Consider hepatitis B testing as part of routine STD screening, especially if you have had unprotected sex with someone whose STD status you do not know or are concerned about.

When is the Right Time to Test for Hepatitis B?

Now is the best time to test for hepatitis B. Know your sexual health and hepatitis B status today.

If you had a recent sexual encounter with someone whose STD status you do not know, it is important that you get tested for hepatitis B. Our doctors recommend testing 3-6 weeks after initial exposure.

Also if you have not been tested for other STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, HIV-1, HIV-2, hepatitis A and C, herpes-1 or herpes-2, in the last year, our doctors recommend taking the all-inclusive 10 Test Panel to ensure that you are completely STD free.

We also offer a chlamydia-gonorrhea test panel. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are known as co-existing infections, meaning that having one infection may put you at risk of having the other.

For answers to your questions about testing for hepatitis B, call our Care Advisors 24/7 at 1-800-456-2323.

 

Our Service Includes:

FDA-approved tests performed in CLIA-certified labs

Same labs trusted by physicians and hospitals in your area

Fast results in 1-2 days

Sent to your email as soon as they are available

Physician consultation included

If your test result is positive, you can speak with one of our doctors at no additional cost

Care Advisors available 24/7 at 1-800-456-2323

Our trained Care Advisors are available over the phone or online to answer your questions

Local testing centers in your area

With our 4,000 testing centers nationwide, your sample collection is easy and convenient

Your information is private

We care about your privacy and treat your health information with confidentiality

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What happens if you test positive for Hepatitis B?

If you test positive for Hepatitis B, our doctors are available for a free phone consultation. They will answer any questions you might have about your test results, discuss available treatments and prescribe medications for your Hepatitis B infection at their discretion. You can also call or chat live with our Care Advisors 24/7.

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No Long Delays - Testing usually takes a few minutes and your results are emailed within 1-2 days.

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Sample Test Results

  • HIV Type 1
  • Herpes 1
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis C
  • Gonorrhea
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  • Herpes 2
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  • Chlamydia
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