Our FDA-approved hepatitis B test detects acute hepatitis B infections, and can also be used to help diagnose chronic hepatitis B infections. Detecting an early hepatitis B infection is important to avoid health complications. If the HBV test positive returns a positive result for hepatitis B, our labs will automatically run a confirmation test at no additional cost– This ensures that you receive the most sensitive and accurate results.
All laboratory testing, including STD tests, accuracy rates are measured in terms of sensitivity and specificity. Our FDA-approved hepatitis B test has a sensitivity rate of 88% and a specificity of 99-100%.
Our hepatitis B test is a blood test. Our laboratory technicians will draw a small sample during your visit to the test center.
Hepatitis B tests do not require any kind of preparation. No fasting is necessary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 at 1-800-456-2323.
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