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HBsAg Screening, Rapid in Bangalore

Also known as Hepatitis Bs Ag, Australia Ag
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding HBsAg Screening, Rapid in Bangalore


What is HBsAg Screening, Rapid in Bangalore?

An HBsAg Screening, Rapid test helps detect hepatitis B infection and is available at an affordable price in Bangalore with Tata 1mg labs. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and is transmitted mainly through body fluids or unsafe sexual intercourse. It can also happen due to infected blood transfusion; by sharing needles, syringes, or other drug-injection equipment; or during pregnancy or delivery. 

An HBsAg Screening, Rapid test checks for the presence of hepatitis B antigens in your blood that appear at 6 to 16 weeks following exposure to hepatitis B virus (HBV). In addition to HBV screening, this test also confirms any previous HBV infection and helps monitor the ongoing treatment for hepatitis B. In most cases, HBV clears up on its own in 1 to 2 months after the onset of symptoms. But in some people, the virus does not go away and results in chronic infection, which over the years may lead to liver damage (scarring or cirrhosis).

What does HBsAg Screening, Rapid measure?

An HBsAg Screening, Rapid test confirms the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in a suspected individual. HBsAg is the first serological marker, within 1 to 10 weeks, to appear in the blood after recent exposure to HBV. Persistence of this marker for more than 6 months implies chronic (long-term) HBV infection which may lead to liver damage (scarring or cirrhosis). A person who has a chronic infection is capable of spreading the infection to healthy individuals, even if they do not show or experience any symptoms.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HBsAg Screening, Rapid in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about HBsAg Screening, Rapid in Bangalore

Q. Why do I need an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test?

An HBsAg Screening, Rapid test is used to check the presence of hepatitis B infection. If your test results are positive, it means your blood and body fluids contain hepatitis B virus and you can transmit it to others. Consult your doctor right away. If left untreated, the infection can lead to complications such as liver damage, which can be life-threatening.

Q. How is an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe, and take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis. However, an HBsAg test can also be done on other body fluids, such as saliva, semen, or vaginal fluid.

Q. Do I need to fast before taking an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test?

No fasting is required for this test. You can schedule it at your convenience without avoiding food or water beforehand.

Q. What are the different hepatitis B screening tests?

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. Screening for hepatitis B usually involves blood tests to detect markers of the infection. There are several types of hepatitis B screening tests, but the CDC recommends the use of three panel tests that include a hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) test, a hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) test, and a total antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) test.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test in Bangalore near me?

Yes. In Bangalore, you can schedule an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test eligible for home sample collection in Bangalore?

Yes, an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test is eligible for home sample collection in Bangalore. With Tata 1mg Labs, you can schedule a test at your convenience, and select a date and time for sample collection that fits your schedule.

Q. What is the procedure to book an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

The process to book an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore is quite straightforward. To schedule a test online, follow these steps: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. How much does an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test cost in Bangalore?

We at Tata 1mg understand the importance of affordable healthcare and therefore provide lab tests at a pocket-friendly budget. An HBsAg Screening, Rapid test in Bangalore is available at Rs. 200.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs understands the importance of timely results and strives to deliver them quickly. On average, we deliver the results of an HBsAg Screening, Rapid test in Bangalore in 12 hours.
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HBsAg Screening, Rapid test price for other cities


Price inNew DelhiRs. 200
Price inMumbaiRs. 200
Price inPuneRs. 200
Price inGurgaonRs. 200
Price inHyderabadRs. 200
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