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HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test is a diagnostic test that is conducted to detect the presence of the hepatitis B virus in the blood of an individual. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can cause acute as well as chronic liver disease. This test is used to monitor the progression of the disease and assess a patient's response to treatment. The HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test is a simple blood test that can be performed at any diagnostic centre or laboratory.
Some of the common symptoms of hepatitis B are:
It's important to note that symptoms can vary from person to person, and some individuals may have no symptoms or only very mild ones. Chronic HBV infection can lead to long-term liver damage, including cirrhosis and an increased risk of liver cancer, without exhibiting significant symptoms. If you suspect you have been exposed to HBV or are experiencing any symptoms, it is crucial to consult a healthcare professional for proper diagnosis, testing, and appropriate management.
The HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test involves taking a small sample of your blood. A phlebotomist/healthcare provider will insert a needle into one of the patient's veins and collect a small amount of blood. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. Patients do not need to fast before the test, but they should inform their healthcare provider if they are taking any medications that may interfere with the test results.
Once the blood sample has been collected, it will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. The HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test detects the presence of the HBeAg protein in the blood. The test is conducted using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or radioimmunoassay (RIA) method. The results of the test are usually available within 5 days.
If the HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test comes back positive, it means that the patient is infected with the hepatitis B virus. Treatment options for Hepatitis B include antiviral medications, interferon therapy, and liver transplant in severe cases. Patients who test positive for hepatitis B should discuss their treatment options with their healthcare provider.
Early diagnosis of hepatitis B can reduce the risk of complications such as liver cancer and cirrhosis. It is crucial for individuals who are at risk of hepatitis B infection to get tested regularly to ensure early detection and treatment.
Booking a test on Apollo 24|7 is quick and easy. Patients can visit the Apollo 24|7 website or mobile app to browse through the various diagnostic tests available. Once they have selected the HBe ANTIGEN (HbeAg) test, they can choose a convenient time slot and location for the test. The test results are available within 5 days, and patients can access them through the Apollo 24|7 platform.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results