HEPATITIS B PANEL TEST
The hepatitis virus panel is an array of tests used to detect viral hepatitis infections. By using antibody and antigen tests, the viral panel can detect multiple kinds of virus simultaneously. It can also distinguish between current and past infections. Antibodies are proteins made by your body’s immune system to fight against harmful substances. Antibodies react to proteins known as antigens. These proteins may be from fungi, bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Each antibody recognizes a specific type of antigen. Your doctor may recommend a hepatitis viral panel if you have symptoms of hepatitis such asabdominal pain or bloating, dark-colored urine, jaundice, detect current or past hepatitis infectionetc. The Hepatitis B Virus Rapid Test is a rapid chromatographic immunoassay for the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg), Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (HBsAb), Hepatitis B Envelope Antigen (HBeAg), Hepatitis B Envelope Antibody (HBeAb) and Hepatitis B core Antibody (HBcAb) in whole blood, serum or plasma.