Understanding Hepatitis B Blood Tests
This two-page handout educates people about blood tests for hepatitis B, which is an inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It defines terms such as antigen and antibody, and explains the 3-part hepatitis B blood panel, the test that helps determine a person's hepatitis B status. It contains a chart of the tests and their possible results, providing brief interpretations and specific recommendations. The document contains basic information about hepatitis B, and identifies who should be tested and those groups who are especially at high risk for infection. It provides information about vaccination for hepatitis B, lists additional diagnostic tests, and includes links for more information.
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