Hepatitis Screening Package
Hepatitis Screening Package includes Hepatitis A IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody and Hepatic Function panel.
This lab test package is designed to help detect early exposure to the 3 most common Hepatitis Viruses. The tests in this package look for indicators which will typically be present after a recent infection with Hepatitis A, B or C. This package includes the Hepatitis A IgM Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody and Hepatitis C Antibody. This package also includes a Hepatic Function panel which provides 7 measurements related to liver function.
What does this hepatitis screening lab test reveal about your health?
This test is designed to determine if there are Hepatitis viruses in the body. To be more precise, it tests if there is an infection with Hepatitis A, B or C in the body (by measuring levels of the Antibodies and/or relevant Antigens in the blood). Also, the Hepatic Function Panel is included in this testing which examines 7 most important parameters of liver function.
You should perform this hepatitis screening lab test if you:
• Are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:
• Feel progressively fatigued lately
• Joint Pain
• Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain
• Noticed that your white of the eye or skin has a yellow tint (jaundice)
• Dark-colored urine or pale stool
• Noticed generalized itch over your body lately or your stomach appear to be swollen
• Skin irritation
• Noticed a tendency to bruise or bleed easily lately
• Had unprotected sex and not sure if you were exposed to the viruses
• Had a tattoo done at some point in your life and you are not sure if the equipment was properly sterilized
Hepatitis viruses can be spread in various ways. With the exception of Hepatitis A which is transmitted by exposing to the fecal matter of the infected people, types B and C are spread by a blood contact. Keep in mind that the “blood contact” does not have to be “obviously bloody”. Sharing nonsterile needles during some medical or non-medical procedures (surgery, dentistry, tattooing, piercings, or other cosmetic interventions) is also a way to transmit the disease. In case you suspect that you were exposed to the virus at some point in your life, no matter if the incident happened a few weeks or a few decades ago, this package is made for you!
Dietary supplements containing biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For people receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For people on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation.
Estimated Time Taken
1 - 2 working days after collection of specimen.