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Also known as: Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total

Hepatitis B Core Ab Total

Also known as: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Quantitative

Hepatitis B Surface

Also known as: Australian Antigen, Auszyme, HBsAg


Hepatitis B Surface

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The Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel panel contains 3 tests with 4 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel is a diagnostic panel that comprises three essential tests designed to assess immunity, infection status, and antibody levels for the Hepatitis B virus (HBV). The panel includes the following tests: Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total, Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Quantitative, and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex Confirmation.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex Confirmation: Positive samples will be confirmed at an additional charge.

When and Why the Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel May Be Ordered

The Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel is ordered for various reasons:

  1. Immunization Verification: To confirm the effectiveness of Hepatitis B vaccination, especially in healthcare workers, individuals at high risk of exposure, or those who need proof of immunity for travel or employment.

  2. Disease Diagnosis: To aid in the diagnosis of acute or chronic Hepatitis B infections, especially when used in conjunction with other tests and clinical evaluation.

  3. Post-Exposure Assessment: For individuals who have been exposed to HBV, such as needlestick injuries in healthcare settings or unprotected sexual contact, to assess the risk of infection and determine the need for post-exposure prophylaxis.

  4. Liver Function Evaluation: In some cases, the panel may be used to evaluate liver function and assess the progression of Hepatitis B-related liver disease.

What the Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel Checks For

  1. Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total: This test detects antibodies to the Hepatitis B Core Antigen (anti-HBc). The presence of anti-HBc may indicate past or ongoing HBV infection, whether resolved or chronic.

  2. Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Quantitative: Measures the quantity of antibodies against the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (anti-HBs) in the blood. High levels of anti-HBs typically indicate immunity due to vaccination or previous infection.

  3. Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex Confirmation: Initially, this test checks for the presence of the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), a marker of active HBV infection. If HBsAg is detected, further testing may be performed to confirm the infection's status, including viral load measurement and genotyping.

Conditions or Diseases Detected by the Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel

The Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel can assess various conditions and diseases related to HBV:

  1. Hepatitis B Infection: The panel helps diagnose acute and chronic Hepatitis B infections by detecting HBsAg and anti-HBc. It can differentiate between current and resolved infections.

  2. Hepatitis B Immunity: High levels of anti-HBs indicate immunity to Hepatitis B, either through vaccination or prior natural infection. This is especially important for individuals at risk of occupational exposure or those planning international travel.

  3. Chronic Hepatitis B: The panel can aid in identifying individuals with chronic Hepatitis B by detecting the presence of HBsAg and anti-HBc.

Utilization of Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel Results by Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals use the results of the Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel in several ways:

  1. Vaccination Decision: If anti-HBs levels are adequate, individuals may not need further Hepatitis B vaccination doses.

  2. Infection Diagnosis: Positive results for HBsAg and anti-HBc may prompt additional tests to determine the infection's status and guide treatment decisions.

  3. Post-Exposure Prophylaxis: In cases of potential HBV exposure, the panel helps assess the need for post-exposure prophylaxis and follow-up testing.

  4. Monitoring: For individuals with chronic Hepatitis B, the panel may be used to monitor disease progression and response to treatment.

  5. Public Health: The results can inform public health efforts, including contact tracing and vaccination campaigns.

The Hepatitis B Titer Test Panel plays a crucial role in assessing Hepatitis B immunity, diagnosing infections, and guiding appropriate clinical and public health interventions. It is a valuable tool for healthcare professionals in managing HBV-related conditions and ensuring the well-being of individuals at risk.

We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.

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