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Hepatitis Testing

Hepatitis Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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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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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Hepatitis Testing." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425480/all/Hepatitis_Testing.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Hepatitis Testing. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425480/all/Hepatitis_Testing. Accessed June 20, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Hepatitis Testing. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425480/all/Hepatitis_Testing
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Hepatitis Testing [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 June 20]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425480/all/Hepatitis_Testing.
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