A hepatitis panel is a blood test used to find markers of hepatitis infection.
These tests should be done after consulting a doctor, if you have symptoms of hepatitis. These symptoms include fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, yellowing of your eyes or skin (jaundice), dark yellow urine, and feeling very tired.
This blood test also may be done if you were recently exposed to a hepatitis virus, even if you do not have symptoms.
The common and most helpful tests for hepatitis recommended include -
1. Hepatitis A IgM antibodies (HA Ab-IgM).
2. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg).
3. Hepatitis B IgM core antibody (HBcAb-IgM).
4. Hepatitis C antibodies (HC Ab).
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