Hepatitis Testing

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Hepatitis A antibody: HAV, hepatitis B antigen and antibodies: HBV (HBeAg, HBeAb, HBcAb, HBsAb, HBsAg), hepatitis C antibody: HCV, hepatitis D antibody: HDV (delta hepatitis), hepatitis E antibody: HEV.

To test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a past or current hepatitis infection.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
Method: Enzyme immunoassay for HAV, HBV, HDV, HEV; polymerase chain reaction (PCR) may also be used where indicated. Negative.

(Method: Enzyme immunoassay, chemiluminescent immunoassay, branched chain DNA [bDNA], PCR, recombinant immunoblot assay [RIBA], viral RNA RT [reverse transcription] PCR) for HCV. Negative.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

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