Hepatitis Panel tests for all major hepatitis infections.
Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. The liver is a vital organ that processes nutriments, filters the blood, and fights infections. When the liver is inflamed or damaged, its function can be affected. Heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions can cause hepatitis. However, hepatitis is often caused by a virus. The most common types of viral hepatitis in the United States are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. A different virus is responsible for each type of viral hepatitis.
This test includes the following:
- Hepatitis A IgM Antibody
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex to Confirmation
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM)
- Hepatitis C Antibody with Reflex to HCV, RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: Positive samples will be confirmed based on the manufacturer's FDA approved recommendations at an additional charge.
If hepatitis C Antibody is reactive, then Hepatitis C Viral RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR will be performed at an additional charge.