Blood sample (serum)
Gold top clotted 5ml
Please give details of following clinical symptoms:
Acute Hep B is mostly (70%) asymptomatic. In cases of acute hepatitis, also request Hepatitis A IgM, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis E.
Diagnosis of past / acute infection with Hepatitis B
24- 48 hours
Please phone the laboratory for advice urgent tests / needlestick injuries etc
(Key words: HepB)Specimen Labelling Procedure