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    Hepatitis B is a virus that infects the liver and can further lead to more health complications. This virus further spreads through blood, seminal fluid and vaginal secretions. Over a period of time, this virus can damage cells in the liver leading to cirrhosis and liver cancer. This virus has proteins called antigens on its surface that would cause the immune system to trigger more antibodies. These antigens are early signs of acute hepatitis B infection and can also indicate that the individual is suffering from chronic infection.


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    What is HBsAG Screen Test?

    The HBsAg Screen test is a blood test that detects the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigens in the blood.

    Why is it done?

    This test is used to diagnose liver infection. It is also done when someone has signs and symptoms associated with hepatitis such as fever, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, dark urine, pale stool, joint pain, jaundice and abdominal pain. This test is usually accompanied with other tests like ALT (SGPT) and AST (SGOT) tests. This test is also ordered if have HIV infection or have been exposed to HIV.

    What do the results indicate?

    If the test results are normal or negative it indicates that you are not infected with hepatitis B surface antigen. However, if the results are positive it indicates that you are infected with hepatitis B virus and may suffer from liver problems. The positive HbsAg Screen test needs to be confirmed by the HbsAg ELISA test.

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