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Overview Brief

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative test determines the level of Hepatitis B surface antigens (HBsAg) in the blood.

What is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative?

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative is a blood test to diagnose different stages of Hepatitis B infection and to monitor patients’ response to the treatment. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative test is usually performed along with other HBV tests. (1)

Why is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative Suggested?

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative is suggested to determine the stage of Hepatitis B infection when the patient shows symptoms such as.

  • Dark urine.
  • Fatigue
  • Discomfort in the abdominal region.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weakness

How is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative Performed?

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative is performed at a pathology laboratory.

  • An intravenous blood sample is collected.
  • The sample is tested at the lab to determine the level of .

High level of HBsAg in Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative report, before the treatment, indicate the presence of HBV infection.

What are the Parameters Measured in Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative?

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative measures the level of HBsAg in blood.

Preparation before Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative does not require much preparation.

  • inform health records to the doctor.
  • Follow the instructions of the doctor about diet and medications before the test.

Post-care after Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative

Giving sample for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative is a quick process.

  • Take rest for some time.
  • Report excessive bleeding or pain, to your doctor.

Sample Types in Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative Test

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative test requires only one sample.

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side-effects of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative

There are no serious risks for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative.

  • The patient may feel a slight sting when the the sample is collected for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Quantitative.
  • Risk of excessive punctures, if the vein cannot be located.

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