What Is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen?

Q:
What Is Hepatitis B Surface Antigen?

A:
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is one of the standard blood tests used to measure hepatitis B virus.

When the test result is “positive” or “reactive“, it means the person is currently infected with hepatitis B and is able to pass the infection on to others through blood and other body fluid.

Then, the person need further testing to know whether it is a new “acute” infection or a “chronic” hepatitis B infection.

 

Keywords: Hepatitis B Surface Antigen; hepatitis B virus; positive or reactive; infection

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