What is a Hepatitis B test?

Hepatitis B (IgG & IgM) is a blood test to help detect acute and chronic HBV infections; the IgM antibody is the first antibody produced after infection with HBV; IgG antibody is produced in response to the core antigen later in the course of the infection and usually persists for life.

Who should get this test?

Hepatitis B Virus test may be done as part of a well-visit check up that shows abnormal results on liver tests or when someone has symptoms associated with liver injury as:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • Dark urine and/or pale colored stool
  • Yellow discoloration of skin (Jaundice)
  • Fever

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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