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HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN (HBsAg) Test


This test is used to monitor the treatment of patients with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection.

You can now book lab tests online and have samples collected from your home. Home collection for this test is available in multiple cities.

Cost of test :
₹500

₹450

Hepatitis B is the one of the most commonly occurring liver infection across the world. Hepatitis B is a serious infection and affects the liver. It is both chronic and contagious. But it is also important to note that Hepatitis B is entirely treatable and even preventable. Hepatitis B is transmitted through bodily fluids which means it is transmitted during intercourse, from mother to child during childbirth, use of unsterilized and infected needles etc. Hepatitis simply put means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a very important organ and performs many functions in the body. Thus, early detection and diagnosis is very important. Furthermore, the Liver has an ability to regenerate itself; thus, even if a part of your Liver is removed, it is possible to remain healthy as the liver will grow to its size with the help of healthy cells.

Reference Values
Your test report will indicate a positive or a negative interpretation.

Interpretations
A positive HbsAg indicates an active infection-either acute Hepatitis (short-lived) and chronic Hepatitis (lasting at least 6 months).

The results of HbsAg whether positive or negative are evaluated in conjunction with other tests such as HbeAg and HBsAb, to find out whether it’s an acute infection or chronic infection. A positive test result also means that you can spread the infection to people around you.