Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel

An acute viral hepatitis panel is a group of blood tests often performed together to help diagnose viral hepatitis.

A hepatitis panel typically includes:

  • Hepatitis A antibody, IgM
  • Hepatitis B core antibody, IgM
  • Hepatitis B surface Ag
  • Hepatitis C antibody

The test result could be: (“P” refers to positive, “N” refers to negative)

  • If the anti-hepatitis A, IgM is P; hepatitis B surface antigen is N; anti-hepatitis B core, IgM is N; anti-hepatitis C is N, then the result could be: acute hepatitis A.
  • If the anti-hepatitis A, IgM is N; hepatitis B surface antigen is P; anti-hepatitis B core, IgM is P; anti-hepatitis C is N, then the result could be: acute hepatitis B.
  • If the anti-hepatitis A, IgM is N; hepatitis B surface antigen is P; anti-hepatitis B core, IgM is N; anti-hepatitis C is N, then the result could be: chronic hepatitis B infection.
  • If the anti-hepatitis A, IgM is N; hepatitis B surface antigen is N; anti-hepatitis B core, IgM is P; anti-hepatitis C is N, then the result could be: acute hepatitis B; quantity of hepatitis B surface antigen is too low to detect.
  • If the anti-hepatitis A, IgM is N; hepatitis B surface antigen is N; anti-hepatitis B core, IgM is N; anti-hepatitis C is P, then the result could be: acute or chronic hepatitis C; additional tests are required to make the determination.

Keywords: Hepatitis Panel; Viral Hepatitis Panel Hepatitis Screening Panel; Acute Viral Hepatitis Serology Panel.

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