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Hepatitis B Immunity Test

Hep B Immune? Know Your Status

  • 15 min
  • 35 British pounds
  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK

Service Description

Biomarker: Level of Hepatitis B Antibodies (mIU/mL) Sample: BLOOD Results: 4 HRS Phlebotomy fee: £10 ABOUT HEPATITIS B ================ WHAT IS IT? Hepatitis B is a viral infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It primarily affects the liver, leading to inflammation and potential damage to liver cells. Hepatitis B can range from being an acute, short-term illness to a chronic, lifelong condition. In some cases, chronic hepatitis B infection can lead to serious liver complications such as liver cirrhosis or liver cancer. TRANSMISSION: The virus is transmitted through contact with infected blood or body fluids, such as during unprotected sex, sharing needles, or from mother to baby during childbirth. Vaccination is available to prevent hepatitis B infection. SYMPTOMS: Many people, especially children, do not experience any symptoms during the initial infection (acute hepatitis B). However, some possible symptoms include: - Fatigue - Loss of appetite - Nausea and vomiting - Stomach pain - Dark urine - Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes) IMMUNITY TEST: The immunity test measures the presence and the level of antibodies to the hepatitis B in the blood stream. Antibodies are proteins that the body's immune system produces in response to an infection. A positive antibody test result indicates that the individuyal has been exposed to the hepatitis B virus and has developed immunity to the virus. This can happen in two ways: 1. Vaccination - The hepatitis B vaccine contains a weakened form of the HBV that helps the body's immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. 2. Recovery from infection:- After an acute infection with the hepatitis B virus, the body's immune system will usually clear the virus from the body and produce antibodies against the virus. IMPORTANCE OF TESTING: 1. Monitor the progress of Hep B vaccination. 2. Ensure HBV protection you perform exposure-prone procedures ,[EPP] (e.g. healthcare and prison workers, laboratory staff, etc ) 3. Test recommended for travellers to countries where Hep B is widespread. 4. Test recommende for individuals who change sexual partners frequently. 5. Monitor the level of HBV antibodies, as the level of antibodies can decline over time.

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Contact Details

  • 305 Neasden Lane, London NW10 1QR, UK


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