Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Hepatitis B is a widespread and serious liver disease. Hundreds of millions of people are chronically infected with the virus and face an elevated risk of acquiring liver cancer. HBsAb is one of markers that appear in the blood following infection with HBV and it appears several weeks after disappearance of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and existing for a long time. HBsAg is one of the earliest markers that appear in the blood following infection with HBV. In the chronic carrier state, the HBsAg persists for long periods (6-12 months) with no seroconversion to the corresponding antibodies. Therefore, screening for HBsAg is highly desirable for all donors.
Chemtrue® Rapid HBsAb/HBsAg Test is used for the qualitative detection of Hepatitis B surface antibody/antigen in human whole blood, serum or plasma.
Test results: 15-20 minutes
Long shelf life: 24 months at room temperature
Application Range: Physical Examination Center, Dept of Internal Medicine, Infectious disease dept, Clinical Laboratory