Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) - Serum

Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) - Serum

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Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) test looks for hepatitis B surface antigens in your blood. The test is used to find out whether you have a recent or long-standing infection from the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV has proteins called antigens on its surface that cause your immune system to make antibodies.

This Test Includes

Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) - Serum

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) - Serum

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

HBsAg stands for hepatitis B surface antigen. When a healthcare provider orders blood tests to determine if someone is infected with the hepatitis B virus, one thing he is looking for is HBsAg in the blood. If it is found, along with other specific antibodies, it means the person has a hepatitis B infection.

What is this test

Hepatitis B Surface antigen (HBsAg) test looks for hepatitis B surface antigens in your blood. The test is used to find out whether you have a recent or long-standing infection from the hepatitis B virus (HBV). HBV has proteins called antigens on its surface that cause your immune system to make antibodies.