Screens for the three most common viruses that are known to cause acute hepatitis: A, B, and C.
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This test is used to help establish the cause of the acute liver disease known as hepatitis. If you have been vaccinated against Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B viruses and wish to check on your immune status, please visit our Immunity Status – Hepatitis A Virus or Immunity Status – Hepatitis B Virus pages.
PREPARATION: No fasting or other special preparation is needed for this test.
NOTE: Due to scheduled performance of testing at our lab partners, these test results may be delayed by up to a week.
What does this test do?
This test panel screens for the presence of the three most common viruses that are known to cause acute hepatitis in the United States, and includes:
Hepatitis A Virus Antibody (IgM) – Determines the presence of a current or recent Hepatitis A infection.
Hepatitis B Virus – Core Antibody (IgM) – Checks for antibodies to the core portion of the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis B Virus – Surface Antigen – Checks for proteins produced by the Hepatitis B virus.
Hepatitis C – Screening –Checks for the presence of antibodies to the Hepatitis C virus.