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Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B test in London

  • Testing for Hepatitis immunity or infection
  • Accurate testing with rapid delivery of results
  • Safety & peace of mind for you & your partner
Pricing £95
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 4-12 hours
 
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For quick & easy Hepatitis B testing for work, travel or health concerns, visit our London clinics at your convenience & our experienced team will look after you.

Hepatitis B is a virus that affects the liver. It can have serious complications, such as liver scarring, liver failure, & cancer, & can be fatal if left untreated.
Hepatitis B testing can detect an active virus, or previous exposure & immunity.

When should I get tested?

You should get tested for Hepatitis B if you have had unprotected sex, or if you think you may have been exposed to the virus in another way, such as through sharing needles. A test is also advised if you are showing symptoms of Hepatitis B, which include nausea & vomiting, joint pain, low-grade fever, or liver symptoms such as jaundice, pale stools, itchy skin or rash, or abdominal pain.

What the test includes?

The test for Hepatitis is a blood test, so you can expect to have a blood sample taken by a doctor or nurse, which will be sent to the laboratory for results. either a blood test or skin swabs, depending on your case.

Procedure

Step 1

Preparing for test

Please arrive well-hydrated as this makes it easier to draw your blood.
 
Step 2

During the test

Following a consultation to discuss any symptoms or concerns, a small blood sample will be taken, usually from your inner arm, near the elbow.
 
Step 3

Results

As soon as your results are available, we will deliver them via the method of your choosing, either over the telephone, email, or by collection in person.

FAQs

How is Hepatitis B treated?

Hepatitis B cannot directly be treated, but it usually clears up on its own. In some cases, it can last for as long as six months without showing symptoms, but longer cases often lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver.

What are the symptoms of Hepatitis B?

The virus may not show any symptoms in its early stages (or at all). In its acute phase, symptoms include loss of appetite, flu-like symptoms (joint pain, nausea, vomiting, low-grade fever), jaundice (yellowing of the skin), itchy skin, & pale or grey-colored feces.

Who is most at risk of getting infected with Hepatitis B?

The highest risk category for hepatitis infection are the newborns of infected mothers, sexual or domestic partners of those who already have the virus, intravenous drug users, & health care workers who are exposed to blood or body fluids through their work.