This test is performed to diagnose chronic HBV hepatitis. It helps in the determination whether the signs or the symptoms are due to HBV infection, hepatitis B surface Ag and hepatitis B core antibody IgM. This test is performed along with tests for hepatitis A (HAV) and hepatitis C (HCV) to determine the definitive cause of the infection. The test also helps in monitoring chronic hepatitis B infections and their treatment. The Reflect Confirmation test is also recommended to detect and monitor a person for treatment with previous exposure to hepatitis B who is immune-compromised and the virus can be reactivated.
LabEspy recommends Save On Labs, Lab Testing API, Personalabs for this test.