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IHC - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Test, Price, Normal Range | Sprint Diagnostics Hyderabad

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver and can lead to both acute and chronic disease. The Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus (HBV), and its presence in a sample suggests an active HBV infection. The IHC (Immunohistochemistry) method for HBsAg detection is performed on tissue samples and is used to localize the HBsAg within liver tissues. It is vital in the diagnosis and management of hepatitis B infections, especially in cases of liver damage or suspected tumors.

The importance of detecting HBsAg through IHC lies in its ability to reveal the antigen within the tissue and provide information about the infection's localization and intensity. It can help doctors evaluate the severity of the infection and determine an appropriate course of action for treatment.

  • Test Name: IHC - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg)
  • Sample Type: Tissue
  • Preparations Required: No specific preparation is required for the IHC - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) test.
  • Report Time: 5 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

The test is performed to detect the presence of HBsAg in liver tissues, which indicates an active hepatitis B infection. It's important for diagnosing hepatitis B and determining the severity of the infection.

You should get this test done if your doctor suspects you have a hepatitis B infection, especially if there are signs of liver damage or a potential tumor.

The test is performed on a tissue sample, usually taken from the liver.

A tissue sample is usually obtained through a biopsy procedure, where a small piece of liver tissue is removed using a needle or during a surgical procedure.

No, there is no need for fasting before the procedure for obtaining the tissue sample.

The results usually take about 1 to 3 days.

A positive result indicates the presence of Hepatitis B Surface Antigen in the tissue sample, which suggests an active hepatitis B infection.

There are minimal risks associated with a biopsy procedure such as bleeding, infection, or pain at the biopsy site. Your doctor will discuss these risks with you.

Hepatitis B treatment depends on the severity of the infection. Acute hepatitis B may not require treatment, while chronic hepatitis B might require antiviral medications.

Yes, hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination and by taking precautions such as using condoms during sex, not sharing needles, and avoiding contact with infected blood.

Normally, HBsAg should not be present in liver tissue. The presence of HBsAg indicates an infection.

The results of the test can be affected by the quality of the tissue sample and the presence of antibodies to HBsAg.

Acute hepatitis B is a short-term infection that may resolve on its own, while chronic hepatitis B is a long-term infection that can lead to liver damage or cancer.

Once a person has been infected and cleared the virus, they usually develop immunity to it. However, if the infection becomes chronic, it can reactivate.

You should consult a hepatologist or an infectious disease specialist if you have abnormal levels of HBsAg in tissue.

Hepatitis B is a significant health concern that affects the liver. Early detection through tests like the IHC - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) is crucial for effective management and treatment. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding the necessity of this test and any required follow-up action based on the results.

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