Hepatitis B Test




4-12 Hours



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Blood test for the Hepatitis B virus

This test screens for the presence of antibodies to Hepatitis B in your blood.

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What does the Hep B test detect?

The hepatitis antibodies test is used to detect previous exposure to the HBV virus. This test is typically used to determine the need for a hepatitis vaccination or to see whether someone has recovered from a hepatitis infection and is now immune to HBV. The test is done using a blood sample.

The benefits of getting tested

Emergency treatment given within the first few days of exposure can actually stop the process of infection. If the disease has progressed for a longer time, treatment can be given for individual symptoms, or in longer-term cases can reduce the risk of liver problems or damage.


About Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can become chronic, leading to liver failure, cancer, or cirrhosis. The virus is transmitted through blood, semen, or other body fluids, often through sexual contact or sharing needles. Mothers can also pass HBV to their babies at birth. The Hepatitis B test is crucial for detecting the presence of HBV. It involves blood testing for HBV surface antigens and antibodies. Early detection is vital for managing the infection effectively. Vaccination is available and recommended, especially for healthcare workers, people with multiple sexual partners, and those with chronic liver disease.

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The Procedure

preparing for appointment


  • Please arrive for your blood test well-hydrated.

during the appointment


  • This test is a simple blood test.
  • A needle is inserted into a vein, usually on the inner arm near the elbow, and a small amount of blood is drawn.
  • You may feel a pricking or scratching sensation.

post appointment


  • Your doctor will call you with the results.
  • If you prefer you can receive the results by email or give us a call when it is convenient for you.

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Hepatitis B Antibody Blood Test

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If I have contracted Hepatitis B, how quickly will symptoms appear?
Symptoms can begin to appear anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months after initial exposure. On average, symptoms will start to show at around 3 months.
I have had Hepatitis B in the past. Can I get it again?
No. As long as you have cleared the infection, the body develops antibodies against the virus that protect you for life.
How do I know if I have Hepatitis C?
The only way to know for sure is to get tested. Once you contract it, the Hepatitis C virus can cause damage to your liver without you experiencing any symptoms, so if you are unsure, it is important that you come in for a test.

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