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What is the confirmatory test for Hepatitis B?

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018
Question: Iam Hepatitis B positive and suspecting my wife is also positive. What is the lab test name to be done to check/confirm.

I need to select a lab test name on www.1mg.com for sample collection at home.
There are too many Hepatitis B test names to select from. Please see attachment and suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Nagamani Ng (40 minutes later)
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HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) Anti-HBs or HBsAb (hepatitis B surface antibody) anti-HBc or HBcAb (hepatitis B core antibody)


These are the tests to detect Hepatitis B



Take care.
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Brief Answer: Details below Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for posting the query HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) Anti-HBs or HBsAb (hepatitis B surface antibody) anti-HBc or HBcAb (hepatitis B core antibody) These are the tests to detect Hepatitis B Take care.