Hepatitis B sAg

chart-icon

Take advantage of our packages

The Hepatitis B sAg is included in test packages, which you can buy at a lower price.

The Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test is a blood test that detects the presence of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) in the blood. A positive or reactive result indicates an active infection with HBV. This test is a crucial component of the "Hepatitis B Panel," which consists of three distinct tests to comprehensively understand a person's hepatitis B infection status.

More arrow
clock-icon

Awaiting result:

One day

syringe-icon

Collect material:

Blood

sun-icon

Prepare:

Learn more
Purpose of the test

The primary objective of the HBsAg test is to determine if an individual is infected with the hepatitis B virus. It detects the actual presence of the hepatitis B virus (specifically the “surface antigen”) in the blood. This test helps differentiate between an acute or chronic hepatitis B infection and is pivotal in preventing the spread of the virus to others.

Who Should Get Tested

Individuals who may be at risk of hepatitis B infection should consider getting tested. Risk factors include having sexual contact with an infected person, living in close proximity to someone with the virus, sharing needles for intravenous drug use, working in healthcare settings with exposure to blood, or receiving blood transfusions or organ transplants. Additionally, those showing symptoms of hepatitis B, such as extreme fatigue, nausea, jaundice, or abdominal pain, should also be tested.

Preparing for the Test
Fasting
icon
Depending on the type of cholesterol test, you may be required to fast for 9 to 12 hours before the test. This means avoiding all food and drinks except water. Fasting is usually required for a lipid panel, which measures LDL and HDL cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Medications
icon
Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements, as they can affect your test results.
Alcohol
icon
Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before the test, as alcohol can raise triglyceride levels.
Exercise
icon
Avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours before the test, as this can also affect cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Smoking
icon
Avoid smoking or using any nicotine products for at least 30 minutes before the test, as they can temporarily increase cholesterol levels.
Follow instructions
icon
Follow any specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, such as the time of day to take the test or any dietary restrictions.
Interpreting Test Results

A positive HBsAg test result means that you are infected and can spread the hepatitis B virus to others through your blood. anti-HBs or HBsAb (Hepatitis B surface antibody) - A "positive" or "reactive" anti-HBs (or HBsAb) test result indicates that a person is protected against the hepatitis B virus.

AI-Powered Insights and Expert Validation
Advanced AI Interpretation
Diagu's AI system represents a breakthrough in medical test analysis, employing state-of-the-art algorithms meticulously trained on a vast spectrum of authoritative medical literature and data. This system intricately analyzes laboratory test results, extracting nuanced insights that might elude conventional methods. Our AI delves into complex interrelations between various health markers, offering a comprehensive understanding that supports accurate diagnosis and effective treatment planning. The foundation of our AI's analytical prowess lies in its extensive training, encompassing data from globally recognized medical journals, trusted healthcare databases, and breakthrough scientific studies. This ensures that every analysis is grounded in the latest and most comprehensive medical knowledge.
Expert Doctor Confirmation
While our AI provides deep analytical insights, the human touch remains indispensable. Every AI-generated interpretation is meticulously reviewed by experienced medical professionals, ensuring a harmonious blend of advanced technology and expert clinical judgment. This dual-layer approach guarantees that the insights provided are not only technologically sophisticated but also clinically relevant. Our medical experts ensure that the AI's interpretations align with current medical standards and practices, adding a layer of validation that only seasoned healthcare professionals can provide. This process reinforces the reliability of the test results, offering peace of mind to both patients and healthcare providers.
Language Model and Trusted Sources
At the core of Diagu's AI system is an advanced language model, engineered to transform complex medical data into clear, comprehensible, and informative descriptions. This model is adept at articulating detailed test analyses in a way that is accessible to both healthcare professionals and patients. The model's development involved the meticulous processing of high-quality sources, including reputable medical websites, renowned medical textbooks, and peer-reviewed research papers. This ensures that the language used in test descriptions is not only accurate and informative but also up-to-date with the latest medical findings and trends. By leveraging this rich tapestry of trusted sources, our AI system provides a deeper understanding of each test, fostering informed decision-making and enhanced patient care.