This test is used to determine the quantity of HBV DNA in the blood with reflex to HBV genotype if ≥500 IU/mL is detected.
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. This test detects hepatitis B viral genetic material Can detect an active HBV infection Its primary use is to monitor antiviral therapy in patients with chronic HBV infections
Monitoring Hep. B treatment, liver cancer
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.