This test checks to see if you are infected with one of the three most common hepatitis viruses.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. Frequently, hepatitis is caused by a viral infection. Three of the most common hepatitis viruses are hepatitis A, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. An acute viral hepatitis panel typically consists of the following:
This group of tests is used to determine if a person's symptoms are due to a current infection with a hepatitis virus.
In an adult, the blood sample is taken by placing a needle in a vein in the arm.
Someone can be infected with more than one of the hepatitis viruses. It is also possible for a person with a chronic infection with one hepatitis virus to develop an acute infection with a different hepatitis virus.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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