Test Results & Interpretations
Overview of Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody
This test is ordered when you have signs and symptoms of hepatitis like loss of appetite, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. The Hepatitis B envelope antibody may be used to monitor infections in people who have recovered from acute hepatitis B infection.
Why Get Tested
- If you have signs or symptoms associated with acute hepatitis to determine if they are due to Hepatitis B infection. Various signs and symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine
- To monitor acute infections in those who have recovered from acute Hepatitis B infection
- No special preparation required
What Results of Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody mean?
- Positive Hepatitis B envelope antibody with positive Hepatitis B core antibody usually indicates resolving acute infection
Patient Concerns about Hepatitis B e (Envelope) Antibody
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Should I get the HBV vaccine?
Yes, ideally all individuals should get themselves vaccinated against Hepatitis B virus.
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