Blood Test : Hepatitis Screen

Hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver that may be caused by ALCOHOL, other TOXINS, or a VIRUS (several different types). The liver, when inflamed, will release certain enzymes into the blood stream. The diagnosis of VIRAL HEPATITIS may be made with this simple blood test. Viral hepatitis includes 3 types, and all are detectable by this test: HEPATITIS A, HEPATITIS B and HEPATITIS C.

This blood test will show the doctor which type of hepatitis is present and whether it is a recent, or an old infection (you had it in the past). Hepatitis screening measures the level of antibody the body has produced in response to the viral infection. It is important to diagnose viral hepatitis to limit the spread of this contagious disease. This is particularly important in the routine testing of potential blood donors.

The test is performed as a routine venipuncture specimen and will usually take 2-3 days to receive the results.


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