Hepatitis B is a STD that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Symptoms of Hepatitis B are:
- Appetite loss,
- Low-grade fever,
- Muscle and joint aches,
- Nausea and vomiting,
- Yellow skin and dark urine due to jaundice.
It can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and from mother to child.
The severity of the disease ranges from mild or acute symptoms to more long term and severe cases that can cause liver disease or liver cancer.
The Hepatitis B vaccine is recommended for those who have not been previously vaccinated.
The Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test is the earliest indicator of acute infection, while it also indicates chronic infection as well.
Jaundice work-up, monitor Hep. B treatment, liver cancer, blood transfusion product screening.
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.