The gold standard for detecting the hepatitis B virus is the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Test. This FDA-approved test is used to detect both acute (new) and chronic (old) hepatitis B infections. This test is done on a blood sample so there's no need for undressing or uncomfortable swabbing.
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Doctor Call if results are positive*
More about the Hepatitis B Test
What is the hepatitis B test?
Our doctors have chosen the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) Test. This blood test looks for antigens on the surface of the hepatitis B virus. This test looks for early signs of a new or existing hepatitis B infection...in fact, the test is so sensitive that it can detect signs of infection before symptoms appear.
Will I give blood or urine?
The hepatitis B test is a blood test. At the lab, the technician will draw a blood sample. You'll will not be asked to get undressed or have any uncomfortable genital swabbing.
Do I have to prep?
No. There's no need to fast or prepare for the hepatitis B test.
Will the hepatitis B vaccine interfere with my results?
Probably not. If you were vaccinated against hepatitis B in childhood and received all three vaccinations before becoming sexually active, you are unlikely to acquire hepatitis B. If you aren't sure if you were vaccinated or were vaccinated after becoming sexually active, no need to worry, the vaccine doesn't affect the results. The Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test is still accurate even after vaccination. However, if you had a very recent exposure to hepatitis B and were vaccinated related to that exposure, it could take a bit longer for your test to turn positive, so repeating the hepatitis B test again 3 months later will provide the most accurate results.
Tell me about the test results.
Hepatitis B test results are either positive or negative. Positive means that the test found hepatitis B. Negative means you did not show any signs of hepatitis B. Sometimes a person has a positive test for hepatitis B, but has negative confirmatory testing. If the confirmation test is negative, then you do not have hepatitis B.
Can hepatitis B be cured?
Caught early, hepatitis B can go away with bed rest and fluids. However, chronic hepatitis B can lead to serious complications, including liver disease. Should you test positive for the hepatitis B virus, you will speak with one of our doctors, who can answer your questions and refer you to a liver specialist in your area.
When should I get tested for hepatitis B?
For routine STD testing to know your sexual health status, test today.
Hepatitis B can be detectable as soon as 3 weeks after an exposure, our doctors recommend waiting for at least 6 weeks to get tested and then again in 3 months to ensure accuracy.
If you haven't been tested for other STDs like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhea or herpes in the last year, our doctors recommend getting tested today.
For a test plan developed by our physicians, call our Care Advisors at (855) 739-4325(855) 739-4325. Because different STDs develop at different rates, it's critical to wait until the recommended testing windows. Please call us if you have any questions. We're here to help.
Medical Services Include:
FDA-approved or CLIA-certified testingThe same STD tests trusted by doctors and hospitals nationwide.
Results usually in 3 business days or less*You’ll receive an email alerting you when they are ready.
Unlimited support with Care AdvisorsOur team is here to help you before, during, and after you test.
Local specimen collectionVisit one of 4,000 LabCorp and Quest Diagnostic locations near you for specimen collection.
Confidential treatment of your informationWe take your privacy very seriously and secure your information with industry-standard protections.
A doctor to discuss your results, where appropriateReceive one-on-one phone consultation with doctor if you test positive or if you results require further explanation.*
Prescriptions sent to your pharmacyIf appropriate and permitted by state law, our doctors can provide a presciption during your consult.
Personal guidance and referral services, if necessaryAfter the consultation, we will be available to connect you to a specialist in your area for further follow up treatment, where appropriate.
What happens if I test positive for STDs?
Our Doctors are here for you.
Within 24 hours, you’ll be on the phone with one our doctors to review your test results. During the call, you can ask any questions you might have about STDs, treatment, prevention and next steps. The doctor may choose to prescribe medication and linkage to follow up care.* It's healthcare on your time.
We're here to help, on YOUR time.
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