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Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Rapid Card Test in Motihari


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It detects HBV surface antigens & determines if an individual is infected with the Hepatitis B virus.

Also known as: HBsAg Rapid Test, HBV Surface Antigen Rapid Test, Hepatitis B Antigen Test, HBsAg Test, Rapid HBsAg Test

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Q. What is an HBsAg Test?

A. The application of this test for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic HBV infections is possible. The proteins found on the surface of the hepatitis B virus are known as surface antigens. When a person has a chronic or acute hepatitis B infection, these proteins can be found in high concentrations.

Q. What are surface antibodies?

A. A surface antibody depicts an antibody that detects and gets binds to the surface antigen of a pathogen. It usually appears after the immune system has cleaned the pathogen, such as HBV. Thus people with HBsAg have longer protection from future HBV infection.

Q. What does the HBsAg test examine?

A. The HBsAg test measures the presence or absence of a hepatitis B surface antigen in the blood. However, a positive HBsAg test might require further testing to calculate the level of infection in the body.

Q. What time does it take to provide accurate results?

A. In the case of the HBsAg test, Redcliffe Labs ensures that you can get your test reports within the same day with 100% accuracy.

HBsAg test in Motihari

Reports from the World Health Organization suggest that around 115,000+ people in India die due to Hepatitis B complications every year. It is a life-threatening liver complication caused by the infestation of the Hepatitis B virus in the patient’s body.

Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a screening procedure to determine and diagnose a potent Hepatitis B infection in the body before things turn for the worse. While some patients suffer from chronic liver infections due to the virus, some symptoms are acute.

If you are concerned about the risks of this infection, we discuss the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen test in this section.

What is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test?

Hepatitis B surface antigen is a type of protein whose level rises in the blood of a patient with an active Hepatitis B infection.

The HBsAg blood test not only detects but also determines the type of infection to ensure that the patient is getting relevant treatment. Since Hepatitis B is communicable, a quicker and confirmed diagnosis is crucial to contain the infection without spreading it to people around you via blood or contact with the infected person's body fluids.

Unlike other Hepatitis B blood tests, which detect the antibodies, the HBsAg blood test determines the actual presence of the infecting Hepatitis B virus (HBV).

If the test results are positive or reactive, it indicates that the person is infected with the Hepatitis B virus.

The detection of the Hepatitis B surface antigens in the blood might take a few weeks after the infection initially starts in the blood. Since it's possible to transmit the HBV virus from one person to the other through blood, vaginal secretions, or seminal fluids.

In cases of acute HBV infection, the virus typically clears itself within six months, but some cases of the infection last over 6 months and are considered a chronic complication. The latter might lead to risks of liver cirrhosis, liver failure, liver damage, etc.

The prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen in the blood is one of the earliest signs of the infection affecting the patient’s liver.

When is a Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Test Recommended?

Hepatitis B infection is a progressive and often fatal condition that requires immediate diagnosis and medical treatment.

If you are experiencing early signs of Hepatitis B, and your doctor suspects that you are suffering from a potential liver infection, that’s when you’d be advised to get an HBsAg test to confirm the suspicions and get a diagnosis to initiate the correct line of treatment.

Most symptoms creep in slowly and gradually, which is why most cases of Hepatitis B aren’t diagnosed until later.

Some of the alarming symptoms that warranty an immediate HBsAg Test are:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Yellowing of the skin (Jaundice)
  • Muscle aches
  • Dark-colored urine output
  • Swelling
  • Confusion
  • Abdominal pain

Besides these symptoms, you might have to get an HBsAg test if you have risk factors of contracting the Hepatitis B virus, including:

  • Engaging in unprotected sexual intercourse with someone who has an active infection.
  • Staying in close proximity with someone with the Hepatitis B virus.
  • A newborn delivered from a mother who has an active Hepatitis B virus.
  • Accidentally sharing needles with someone with Hepatitis B virus.
  • Working in hospitals or clinics where exposure to the Hepatitis B virus is heightened.
  • Getting a blood transfusion.
  • Undergoing an organ transplantation surgery.

The test is also a recurring procedure for patients with an active Hepatitis B infection to record their progress.

What does Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test Identify and Measure?

The HBsAg test in Motihari enables you to identify and confirm a diagnosis for an active Hepatitis B virus in the patient.

It measures the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in the blood, a type of protein whose levels are elevated in the blood of patients with an active infection.

Since most (if not all) of the Hepatitis virus showcase similar symptoms, your doctor will prescribe all the other Hepatitis virus tests to detect the type of infection before starting the tailored treatment.

What is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Test Normal Range?

The HBsAg test results can be interpreted in either of the two ways. The reports can either show a “positive” or “negative” result.

In most testing kits, the range considered for determination of the presence of the infection is between 0.05 to 250 international units per milliliter (IU/ml). If the reports show that the results are above 250, it could indicate an active Hepatitis virus infection in the body.

The normal results of an HBsAg test come as Negative or Non-reactive. This indicates that there are no active Hepatitis virus antigens in the blood.

A positive test result indicates that the patient has an active Hepatitis B virus infection, or it could also indicate a chronic Hepatitis B infection. Patients who don’t recover after 6 months might experience liver problems and complications in the long run.

What is the cost of the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test?

The HBsAg test price in Motihari at Redcliffe Labs is INR 349. This is one of the most affordable prices you will get for the test in the state.

The HBsAg test price will vary depending on the state and the diagnostic test you are getting the test from.

Why Choose Redcliffe Labs for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Test?

Redcliffe Labs is one of the leading diagnostic laboratories in India, offering accurate and high-quality testing for quicker diagnosis of multiple diseases, including Hepatitis B.

Some of the highlighted pointers why Redcliffe Labs should be your first choice are:

  • Affordable and highly competitive pricing of the tests in Motihari and pan India
  • Home collection with same-day report delivery
  • Experienced and trained phlebotomists do sample collection
  • Highly regulated testing laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Accurate test reports

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