The hepatitis B test, also known as the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, is a blood test that detects the virus in the blood stream. We recommend you wait a minimum of six weeks before being tested for hepatitis B. If you know you’ve been exposed hepatitis B in the last 72 hours, go to an emergency room or urgent care immediately to seek preventative treatment. If left untreated, hepatitis B can become chronic and harmful to the body, so it is important to get tested if you may have come in contact with the virus. If you need to get tested for hepatitis B, our care counselors are here to take your call and order your test today at 1-888-978-3435.
Hepatitis B Testing Information
How do you test for hepatitis B?
The hepatitis B test is performed with a simple blood test. It requires no painful swabs and is incredibly fast, so you can quickly get on with your day.
Is hepatitis B curable?
Currently, there is no cure for hepatitis B. However, there are many medications available for the continued treatment of the virus. These help to reduce the virus’s presence in the body, thereby limiting the symptoms and additional negative health consequences.