Acute Viral Hepatitis Testing

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Also known as: Hepatitis testing; Viral hepatitis testing; Hepatitis screening tests
Formal name: Acute viral hepatitis serology tests

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To detect and diagnose an infection with a hepatitis virus

When to Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of hepatitis and a viral infection is suspected to be the cause; when you have been exposed to one or more of the three most common hepatitis viruses: Hepatitis A, B, or C

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?