This test will determine previous exposure to the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) as well as immunity status of the hepatitis B vaccination.
Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B Virus. HBV attacks the cells in the liver and can lead to liver failure, cirrhosis (scarring) or cancer of the liver. However, HBV is easily preventable by a vaccine.
Those who are at higher risk for the virus. These include health care workers, emergency personnel, individuals who lives with someone who is infected, individuals who have multiple sex partners or have been diagnosed with an STD, injection drug users, individuals who received blood transfusions before 1992, and individuals who have had tattoos or body piercings. Pregnant women should also be tested for HBV.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.