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Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore

Also known as Triple Viral Marker Screening, Viral Marker Profile
Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore Includes 3 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. A duly filled Consent form for HIV testing & Pre-test counselling (Annexure - CR/01) is mandatory.

Understanding Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore


What is Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore?

The Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV), also known as the Triple H test, helps screen for infections caused by three significant viruses: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV). This test detects the presence of viral markers, including antigens and antibodies, produced by the body in response to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV infections. Also, it helps determine the stage of infection, assess the immune response, and monitor treatment response. It is available at an affordable price in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. 

Your doctor may suggest a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test if you have risk factors for HIV, HBV, or HCV infections, including weakened immunity, unsafe sexual practices, intravenous drug use, occupational exposure to blood, or potential exposure through medical procedures. Additionally, a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test may also be done in pregnant women as a part of prenatal care, as these infections can be transmitted from a mother to her unborn child. 

No special preparation is needed for this test. However, it is mandatory to fill out a consent form for HIV testing and undergo pre-test counseling (Annexure - CR/01) before sample collection. 

What does Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) measure?

Contains 3 tests

A Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test includes testing of three transmissible viral infections, namely hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis C virus antibody, and HIV combo (antigen and antibody) test. These tests evaluate the presence or absence of the viruses causing hepatitis B or C and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in your blood sample.

HIV combo (antigen and antibody) test detects HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in the blood and confirms the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV-1 was discovered first and is the most widespread, whereas HIV-2 is more than 55% genetically different from HIV-1. The transmission rate of HIV-2 is also slower than HIV-1. This test also helps to differentiate between the two HIV infections.

Hepatitis B surface antigen test confirms the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) in an individual. HBsAg is the first serological marker to appear in the blood within 1 to 10 weeks after recent exposure to HBV. The 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 with a chronic infection can spread the disease to healthy individuals, even if they do not show or experience any symptoms.

The hepatitis C virus antibody (CMIA/CLIA) test determines if you have been infected by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and helps your doctor guide your treatment. HCV causes liver inflammation and is classified into acute hepatitis infection and chronic hepatitis infection.

  • Acute hepatitis C: This occurs in the first six months after exposure to the hepatitis C virus. In the early stage of the infection, acute hepatitis C is mild and may cause no symptoms. For this reason, most people do not know they have this infection.

  • Chronic hepatitis C: If your body is unable to fight off the virus, you can develop a chronic hepatitis C infection. Progression from acute to chronic hepatitis C is common, occurring in about 75-85% of patients. Detecting chronic hepatitis C at the early stage is vital to prevent future complications, such as liver failure, and initiate effective treatment.

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Hepatitis C Virus Antibody, CMIA/CLIA

The Hepatitis C Virus Antibody, CMIA/CLIA test determines the status of a current hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection or past HCV infection that has been resolved. This test, therefore, helps your doctor to guide an appropriate treatment plan. HCV causes liver inflammation and is classified into acute hepatitis infection and chronic hepatitis infection.

  • Acute hepatitis C: This occurs in the first six months after exposure to the hepatitis C virus. In the early stage of the infection, acute hepatitis C is mild and may cause no symptoms. For this reason, most people do not know they have this infection.

  • Chronic hepatitis C: If your body is unable to fight off the virus, you can develop a chronic hepatitis C infection. Progression from acute to chronic hepatitis C is common, occurring in about 75-85% of patients. Detecting chronic hepatitis C at the early stage is important to prevent future complications, such as liver failure, and initiate effective treatment.

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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Serum

A Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Serum test checks and measures the amount of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in an infected individual, particularly with chronic hepatitis B infection. 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.

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HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test

An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test simultaneously detects HIV p24 antigen and antibodies associated with HIV 1 & 2. The HIV p24 antigen is the most abundant HIV protein and its detection is used clinically to diagnose an HIV infection early on since HIV-specific antibodies are not detectable in a very recently acquired infection. HIV-1 was discovered first and is the most widespread, whereas HIV-2 is more than 55% genetically different from HIV-1. The transmission rate of HIV-2 is also slower than HIV-1. 

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Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) in Bangalore

Q. When is a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test done?

A Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test is a screening procedure usually done if you exhibit signs and symptoms suggestive of viral hepatitis B or C and HIV infections. It is suggested as a screening test before all elective or emergency procedures and during pregnancy. This test is also suggested for people who have higher risk factors like sharing needles, abusing intravenous drugs, and indulging in unprotected sexual activities.

Q. What are the symptoms that require a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test?

The symptoms that require a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test may vary from person to person depending upon the type of virus exposed. However, some of the most common signs that may need a viral marker test are flu-like symptoms (fever, headache, vomiting, abdominal pain), jaundice symptoms (like yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes), unexplained weight loss, night sweats, persistent cough rashes on the skin, etc.

Q. Are there any precautions that should be taken before or after a Triple H test?

Standard precautions for blood tests should be followed. You should also inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking as they could potentially interfere with the test results.

Q. Can I book a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore?

Yes, you can book a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book a Triple Viral Marker Screening test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

The booking process for a Triple Viral Marker Screening test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 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. What is the cost of a Triple Viral Marker Screening test in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Bangalore. A Triple Viral Marker Screening test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 1430.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of a Triple H (HIV, HBV, HCV) test in Bangalore are often provided in 18 hours.
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References

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  4. People Coinfected with HIV and Viral Hepatitis [Internet]. CDC; 21 Sept. 2020 [Accessed 12 Oct. 2023]. [Accessed 11 Oct. 2023]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/populations/hiv.htm External Link
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  8. HIV and AIDS [Internet]. WHO; 13 July 2023 [Accessed 11 Oct. 2023]. Available from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/hiv-aids External Link

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