Get Hepatitis A, B and C testing in one, discounted Hepatitis Panel from Request A Test. If you feel you're at risk for the virus, this hepatitis panel can help provide quick and affordable answers.
This package includes:
- Hepatitis A Total Antibody
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody
- Hepatitis C Antibody
Hepatitis A is commonly transferred through contact with human stool, typically resulting from improper hand washing. This is the least severe form, usually involving flu-like symptoms, then going away on its own. Most people who have been infected develop antibodies which provide protection from catching Hep A again. These antibodies can also be present as a result of vaccination.
Hepatitis B and C are most commonly acquired through exposure to blood and bodily fluids of an infected person, and each can involve a wide variance of symptoms that are generally flu-like. Hepatitis B and C testing are strongly encouraged if you believe you're at risk to mitigate possible long-term complications.
This package is typically ordered as a routine screening or when someone believes they may have been exposed to one or more forms of Hepatitis. It may also be ordered when a person has symptoms of liver disease to help determine if Hepatitis infection may be the cause.
Turnaround time is typically 1 business day.
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The tests in this package are most effective at 12 weeks from exposure or any time after. Some people may be detectable as early as 4 weeks.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.