Hepatitis B Rapid Test
Our FDA-approved Hepatitis B Rapid Test detects acute hepatitis B infections, and can also be used to help diagnose chronic hepatitis B infections. Detecting an early hepatitis B infection is important to avoid health complications.
Our FDA-approved Hepatitis B Rapid Test detects acute hepatitis B symptoms, and can also be used to help diagnose chronic hepatitis B infections. Detecting an early hepatitis B infection is important to avoid health complications. If the HBV test positive returns a positive result for hepatitis B, All laboratory testing, including STD tests, accuracy rates are measured in terms of sensitivity and specificity.
The Swiss MediScan HBsAg Test cassette is a rapid lateral flow immunochromato-graphic assay designed for qualitative determination of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in Whole Blood, Serum or Plasma. Note this test is for non therapeutic use
Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). When a person is first infected with the hepatitis B virus, this is called an acute infection. Symptom s include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and joint pain. Most adults, 90% to 95%, recover from the initial infection, but if the virus remains in the blood for more than six months, that person is classified as having a chronic infection. Unfortunately, 90% of infants and up to 50% of young children infected with hepatitis B will not clear the virus and will develop a chronic infection. Many chronically infected people are asymptomatic or develop only mild symptoms; however, they are still infectious and able to spread the virus to
the unvaccinated. In adult populations, HBV transmission occurs primarily among unvaccinated adults with high risk factors. The most important of these are heterosexuals with multiple sex partners, men who have sex with men, a history of other sexually transmitted infections, injection-drug users, and their sexual partners. There is also a high infection rate among those with
prolonged household contacts and sex partners of those with chronic HBV infection. HBV is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids. This may occur either skin punctures or otherwise broken skin or by contact with mucosal membranes. Some avenues of infection include contaminated needles or medical instruments, transfusion with contaminated blood or blood products, unprotected sex, and from neonatal/congenital infections.