HBsAg RAPID CARD TEST
Pre-test preparation or requirements
• Sample can be drawn at any time. No fasting or special preparation required.
• Sample should taken in plain vial.
Significance of test
This assay detects the first serological marker of Hepatitis B as early as 4-16 weeks after exposure. It persists during acute illness and disappears 12-20 weeks after onset of symptoms. The titters rise rapidly during the period of viral replication and is frequently associated with infectivity. Persistence of HBsAg for more than 6 months indicates development of carrier state or chronic liver disease.
* Routine screening of blood and blood products to prevent transmission of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to recipients.
* To diagnose suspected HBV infection and monitor the status of infected individuals
* To evaluate the efficacy of antiviral drugs
* For Prenatal Screening of pregnant women
False Reactivity may be observed under the following circumstances:
* Non repeatable reactive: These are due to particulate matter.