Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HbsAg)
Symptoms are : Fever
Loss of appetite
Interferon or combination anti-viral therapy can be of value for some people with certain stages of chronic hepatitis B. the treatment is not curative but aims to prevent complications (i. e. liver damage, cirrhosis, liver failure and hepato-cellular carcinoma). People with acute hepatitis should avoid alcohol and drugs that are toxic to the liver, including acetaminophen (Tylenol) during the acute illness and for several months after recovery.
Fatty foods may cause vomiting and are best avoided during the acute phase of the illness.
Test Method 1 : Wrap an elastic band around your upper arm to stop the flow of blood. This makes the veins below the band larger so it is easier to put a needle into the vein.
Clean the needle site with alcohoiPut the needle into the vein. More than one needle stick may be needed
Attach a tube to the needle to fill it with blood.
Remove the band from your arm when enough blood is collectedPut a gauze pad or cotton ball over the needle site as the needle is removedPut pressure on the site and then put on a bandage.
Report available : Turn around time is 24 hours.
There is no specific treatment for acute hepatitis B infections. Symptoms are usually treated with supportive care. This usually involves making sure that you are getting plenty of rest and enough fluids and nutrition by eating and drinking small amounts several times a day.
Chronic forms of hepatitis B may be treated with antiviral medications such as interferon, entecavir, tenofovir, lamivudine, and adefovir. However, some antiviral drugs can have serious side effects and not all people need to be treated. Often, people with chronic hepatitis will be closely monitored to see if they develop cirrhosis or liver cancer. It is important to talk to your health care provider about your treatment options and the risks and benefits of those currently available.
A person have following symptoms should get this done. Fever
Loss of appetite
Gender : Mainly occurs in children and men and women.
Age : Mainly occurs at the age of 1 to 40 years.
Socio Geographic : It is predominant all over the world specially in asian countries.