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HBsAg Screening - Rapid in Ghaziabad

Also known as Hepatitis Bs Ag, Australia Ag
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Understanding HBsAg Screening - Rapid in Ghaziabad


What is HBsAg Screening - Rapid in Ghaziabad?

An HBsAg Screening - Rapid test helps detect hepatitis B infection and is available at an affordable price in Ghaziabad 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 Ghaziabad


Frequently Asked Questions about HBsAg Screening - Rapid in Ghaziabad

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 a hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) test performed?

A hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) test is a blood test. 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. What are the symptoms of hepatitis B infection?

The symptoms of acute hepatitis B may not be apparent for months after exposure to HBV. However, the most common symptoms are fatigue, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, fever, belly pain, and yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice).

Q. Can hepatitis B spread through food or water?

Hepatitis B virus does not spread through food or water, by sharing utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, handholding, coughing, or sneezing.

Q. How is hepatitis B transmitted?

The hepatitis B virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood and body fluids. This can happen during unprotected sexual contact with an infected partner; from an infected mother to the unborn baby during birth; by sharing needles, syringes, or drug preparation equipments; by sharing items such as toothbrushes or razors; due to direct contact with blood or open wounds of an infected person; and by piercing and tattooing. The infection may also spread due to poor infection control in healthcare facilities like hospitals.

Q. How long is hepatitis B infectious?

Hepatitis B is infectious for as long as the virus is active in your body. If you have an acute infection, it may last from a few weeks to six months, and you are capable of transmitting the infection to healthy individuals. If you have a chronic infection, the infection may last a lifetime and may potentially lead to serious illnesses such as cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Q. What additional tests will I need if my HBsAg Screening - Rapid test result is positive?

If your HBsAg Screening - Rapid test result is positive, your doctor may order additional tests like hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs), total hepatitis B core antibody (anti-HBc), IgM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen (IgM anti-HBc), hepatitis B “e” antigen (HBeAg), hepatitis B “e” antibody (HBeAb or anti-HBe), hepatitis B viral DNA, and liver function test.

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. How can hepatitis B be prevented?

Hepatitis B can be best prevented by vaccination. The hepatitis B vaccine is safe and effective and should be given in three doses for full protection (at 0, 1, and 6 months).

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for an HBsAg Screening - Rapid test in Ghaziabad?

Yes. In Ghaziabad, 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 Ghaziabad?

Yes, an HBsAg Screening - Rapid test is eligible for home sample collection in Ghaziabad. 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 Ghaziabad?

The process to book an HBsAg Screening - Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs in Ghaziabad 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 Ghaziabad?

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 Ghaziabad is available at Rs. 379.

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

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 Ghaziabad in 15 hours.
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HBsAg Screening - Rapid test price for other cities


Price inBangaloreRs. 379
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