Acute Hepatitis Panel

Acute Hepatitis Panel

$169.00$249.00

The Acute Hepatitis Panel is used to detect and diagnose an infection of the three most common hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C. Vaccines can protect against Hepatitis A & B but there are no vaccines available for Hepatitis C, D, or E.

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The Acute Hepatitis Panel is used to detect and diagnose an infection of the three most common hepatitis viruses. Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C. Vaccines can protect against Hepatitis A & B but there are no vaccines available for Hepatitis C, D, or E.

Hepatitis A: Screens for IgM antibodies in the blood. The transmission has been linked to the consumption of contaminated food or water.

Hepatitis B: Screens for the Hepatitis B virus as well as confirm immunity to the virus through the presence of the Hepatitis B antibodies and antigens. The transmission has been linked to drug use (sharing of contaminated needles), unprotected sexual encounters, and healthcare workers exposed to infected blood.

Hepatitis C: Screens and helps diagnose an infection of the Hepatitis C virus as well as help monitor virus treatment. The transmission has been linked to recipients of infected blood procedures, drug usage, HIV infections, tattoos or piercings.

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