A blood test to establish your level of immunity to the Hepatitis B virus.
The presence of Hepatitis B antibodies means that the infection is at the end of its active stage. Hepatitis B antibodies are also extremely useful in protecting the body from getting Hepatitis B again in the future.
This Hepatitis B immunity test is done to work out whether the body has the required levels of immunity, or whether a vaccination is needed to boost immunity if antibody levels are low or absent.
Hepatitis B is sometimes known as serum hepatitis. The Hepatitis B virus can persist for years after the initial infection and can lead to chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis or liver cancer. In Africa and Asia approximately 20% of the population are carrying the virus. Today this is mainly transmitted sexually, needle sharing amongst drug abusers` and sometimes from tattooing or acupuncture with unsterile needles.
For people such as healthcare workers, police officers or others dealing with individuals with a high risk of Hepatitis B infection, this type of monitoring is vital.
This test is for anyone looking to check levels of Hepatitis B immunity, especially those in contact with high-risk individuals.
Symptoms that you may have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus can include fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice, chalky-coloured stools and nausea.
Postage & Packaging
Special pre-paid packaging is provided to return your sample safely, by first class post, to our laboratory for testing.
A Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire is included with this test. It covers important areas such as illness, injuries, medical conditions, medication, family health history and much more.
The Medical History & Lifestyle questionnaire provides us with vital information which can affect how your results are interpreted and what advice you receive.
Copy of Laboratory Results
You will have secure online access to your medical reports and results held on our secure web servers. If required, we will also send you a hard copy by post.
Our web servers are secure and protected by the latest SSL certificate. The 128bit SSL encryption assures that information is kept private between our web servers and your web browser.
Samples are analysed at a private accredited laboratory.
Interpretation of Results
Abnormal results will be explained and relevant advice provided.
Your personalised Helpline Card will allow you access free confidential medical advice.
Simply order one of our Home-to-Lab tests or health checks online and we will send you the appropriate sample collection kit(s) with easy to follow instructions.
Take the sample in the privacy of your own home then post to our laboratory for fast, accurate testing. For those tests requiring a finger prick blood sample, please see our video guide opposite.
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