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The Scan Clinic London East,
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Gants Hill IG2 6SX
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Biomarkers Included with the Hepatitis B Immunity blood test
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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen – HBsAg
Hep B Surface Antibodies (anti-HBs)
Hepatitis B Core IgG/IgM
About the Hepatitis B Immunity blood test
Our HBV immunity test will tell you whether you are immune to hepatitis B. It will not tell you whether you have a current hepatitis B infection.
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Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.
Biomarker information for Hepatitis B Immunity blood test
The hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus, present in the blood during a hepatitis B virus infection. Checking for this surface antigen helps to identify acute and chronic HBV infections. Positive surface antigen means the virus is present and is infectious.
This test measures antibodies against hepatitis B. The presence of anti-HBs is generally interpreted as indicating recovery and immunity from hepatitis B virus infection. Anti-HBs also develops in a person who has been successfully vaccinated against hepatitis B
The Hepatits B Core (HBc) antibodies test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies. The test for HBc IgM antibodies may be the only markers of a recent hepatitis B infection. A positive or “reactive” Hepatitis B Core IgM result usually indicates a new acute infection. A positive or “reactive” Hepatitis B Core IgG usually indicates a chronic infection.
What does the Hepatitis B Immunity blood test involve?
This blood test is just like a standard blood test.
You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.
How do I prepare
- The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- No specific preparation is required for this scan.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
- Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.