Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, also known as HBV, can cause lifelong infection, cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, liver cancer, liver failure, and death.
The HBsAg, or Hepatitis B Surface Antigen as it is also referred to, can be detected in an infected person's blood on average of 4 weeks (range 1-8 weeks) after exposure to the virus. The Hepatitis B virus is a DNA virus, meaning that its genetic material is made up of deoxyribonucleic acids. It consists of a core particle (central portion) and a surrounding envelope (outer coat). The core is made up of DNA and the core antigen (HBcAg). The envelope contains the surface antigen (HBsAg).
This test looks at the antigens that are present in the blood, and uses them as markers in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients with suspected viral hepatitis. The test is also 100% private, confidential and fast - taking just one working day for results, compared to up to 2 weeks for GP or NHS checks.
This test is for anyone who thinks they may be infected with the Hepatitis B virus.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Hepatitis B Test finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Hepatitis B Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Hepatitis B Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Hepatitis B Test results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.