How We Test For Hepatitis
We use blood samples to test for hepatitis B. These are provided by the person getting tested at the testing centers.
Hepatitis B Test Preparation
Since this is a blood test, there are no special preparations. You just walk into a testing center near you and provide the blood sample.
Who Should Get A Hepatitis B Test?
In most cases, hepatitis B will not show any signs or symptoms. This means that there are people who might not be aware they are infected. If the symptoms appear they might include pain in the lower part of the abdomen, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, joint pain, hives, fever, headache, and extreme fatigue. These will usually appear between six weeks and six months of infection.