The Hepatitis B test is a blood test that will detect the early signs of infection in the body. It is called the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, and it works by searching for traces of the virus in the bloodstream. This test is safe, confidential, and accurate. If you feel that you may have come in contact with Hepatitis B, it is important to get tested. Our staff can discuss all of our testing options to find the one that is right for you. If detected early, it is less likely that Hepatitis B will become chronic.
Hepatitis B Testing Information
Is the Hepatitis B test painful?
It is just a quick and simple blood test. There is no painful swabbing, so you can get on with your day with little to no discomfort.
What does a positive test result mean?
If the test result is positive, it means that there was an early infection detected. We will always make sure to confirm your test results by running a second test on your blood sample.
Is there a cure for Hepatitis B?
There is currently no cure for chronic Hepatitis B. There are a number of different medications that are available to help combat the virus though. These medications are used to cut down the virus in the body so there are fewer symptoms are present.