|Liver Function Test||– Used to measure specific enzymes and proteins in your blood.|
|AST (aspartate aminotransferase)||– Help determine the health of your liver by measuring the levels of liver enzymes in your blood.
– Use to diagnose and monitor liver problems.
|ALT (alanine aminotransferase)||– Help determine the health of your liver by measuring the levels of liver enzymes in your blood.
– Use to diagnose and monitor liver problems.
|Albumin||– To screen for and help diagnose a liver disorder or kidney disease
– Use to evaluate nutritional status
|Alkaline Phosphatase||– To screen for or monitor treatment for a liver or bone disorder|
|Bilirubin total||– Check the level of bilirubin in the blood and determine the health of your liver.
– Help detect or monitor the progression of other liver disease, such as hepatitis
|Prothrombin Time (PT)||– A test used to help detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder or excessive clotting disorder|
|HAV Ab Total (Hepatitis A Virus Antibody)||– To diagnose the cause of acute hepatitis
– To identify the type of hepatitis virus causing an infection
– To evaluate the need for the hepatitis A vaccine
|HAV Ab IGM||– This test looks for antibodies in your blood called IgM. The test can find out whether you are infected with the hepatitis A virus (HAV).|
|Hepatitis C Virus Test (HCV Antibody)||– Test to check for infection with the hepatitis C virus. Presence of antibodies in blood indicates that you are infected with Hepatitis C Virus.|
|Hepatitis B Antibody (HbsAb)||– To check if you are protected against the hepatitis B virus.
This protection can be the result of receiving the hepatitis B vaccine or successfully recovering from a past hepatitis B infection..
– A positive anti-HBs (or HBsAb) test result means you are “immune” and protected against the hepatitis B virus and cannot be infected. You are not infected and cannot spread hepatitis B to others.
|Hepatitis B Antigen (HbsAg)||– To check the actual presence of the hepatitis B virus (called the “surface antigen”) in your blood.
– A “positive” or “reactive” HBsAg test result means that the person is infected with hepatitis B and can spread the Hepatitis B virus to others through your blood.
|HBeAg (Hepatitis B e-antigen) and HBeAb (Hepatitis B e-antibody)||– Determining infectivity of hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers
– Monitoring infection status of individuals with chronic hepatitis B
– Monitoring serologic response of chronically HBV-infected patients receiving antiviral therapy
– Determining the levels of both hepatitis B e-antigen and antibody
|Hbc IGG and Hbc IGM||– IgM anti-HBc: a positive blood test result indicates a person has a new acute hepatitis B infection. IgM anti-HBc is generally detectable at the time symptoms appear and declines to sub-detectable levels within 6 – 9 months. Note: An acute exacerbation (or liver flare) in a chronic HBV infection can also result in a positive anti-HBc IgM test result. Follow-up testing after 6 months is required.
– IgG anti-HBc: this blood test remains positive indefinitely as a marker of past HBV infection.
Viral Hepatitis test package
1. Why Hepatitis test done?
Screening tests to detect viral hepatitis – screening for exposure to hepatitis B or hepatitis C may be done because of increased risk of the disease (use of illegal drugs, multiple sex partners) or at the time of blood donation. Tests to help diagnose other underlying causes of hepatitis.
2.Which Hepatitis is deadly?
There are 3 main types of hepatitis: hepatitis A, B, and C. Hepatitis C can be more severe and is the deadliest, but even those with acute illness can recover without lasting liver damage. Up to 70% of those chronically infected with hepatitis C develop chronic liver disease, and up to 20% develop cirrhosis.
3. Can you get Hepatitis B from kissing?
Hepatitis B is not spread through sneezing, coughing, hugging, or breastfeeding. Although the virus can be found in saliva, it is not believed to be spread through kissing or sharing utensils.
4. Is Hepatitis B a STD?
Hepatitis B is a serious infection of the liver caused by a virus. The virus is found in blood, semen, vaginal fluids and saliva. Hepatitis B is the only sexually transmitted disease that has a safe and effective vaccine to protect against infection.
5. Is hepatitis a viral infection?
Hepatitis in an inflammation of the liver. Liver is a vital organ that processes nutrients, filters the blood and fight infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. Hepatitis is often cause by a virus.