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Also known as: HBV Tests; Hep B; anti-HBs; Hepatitis B Surface Antibody; HBsAg; Hepatitis B Surface Antigen; HBeAg; Hepatitis B e Antigen; anti-HBc; Hepatitis B Core Antibody; anti-HBc, IgM; anti-HBe; Hepatitis B e Antibody; HBV DNA
Formal name: Hepatitis B Virus Testing

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Sources Used in Current Review

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis B Frequently Asked Questions. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/b/bFAQ.htm#statistics through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed August 18, 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viral Hepatitis Surveillance – U.S., 2010. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Statistics/2010Surveillance/Commentary.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed August 17, 2013.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2012. The Pink Book: Course Textbook, 12th edition. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/hepb.html through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed Aug 17, 2013.

Hepatitis B Foundation. Hepatitis B Blood Test FAQ. Available online at http://www.hepb.org/patients/hepatitis_b_blood_tests.htm#ques1 through http://www.hepb.org. Accessed August 18, 2013.

World Health Organization. Global alert and response. Hepatitis B. Available online at http://www.who.int/csr/disease/hepatitis/whocdscsrlyo20022/en/index3.html#serologicalmarkers through http://www.who.int. Accessed Aug 18, 2013.

Fischbach, F.T., (2004) A Manual of Laboratory & Diagnostic Tests. 7th Edition., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia.

D. Robert Dufour. Viral Hepatitis: Overcoming Diagnostic Challenges. February 2014 Clinical Laboratory News: Volume 40, Number 2. Available online at http://www.aacc.org/publications/cln/2014/february/Pages/Viral-Hepatitis.aspx# through http://www.aacc.org. Accessed February 2014.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 22nd ed. McPherson R, Pincus M, eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier: 2011, Pp 305-307.

©2014 American Red Cross. Learn About Blood, Blood Testing. Available online through http://www.redcrossblood.org. Accessed February 2014.

Sources Used in Previous Reviews

Clinical Chemistry: Principles, Procedures, Correlations. Michael L. Bishop, Janet L. Duben-Engelkirk, Edward P. Fody. Lipincott Williams & Wilkins, 4th Edition.

Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. McPherson RA and Pincus MR, eds. Philadelphia: 2007, Pp 271-272.

Clarke, W. and Dufour, D. R., Editors (2006). Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry. AACC Press, Washington, DC, Pp 273-275, 491-492.

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Practice Guidelines, Chronic Hepatitis B: Update 2009. Available online through http://publish.aasld.org. Accessed January 2010.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Reviewed July 8, 2008). Hepatitis B information for Health Professionals. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HBV/index.htm through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2010.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (July 19, 2008). Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/bFAQ.htm#overview through http://www.cdc.gov. Accessed January 2010.

Tietz Textbook of Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics. Burtis CA, Ashwood ER, Bruns DE, eds. St. Louis: Elsevier Saunders; 2006, Pp 1805-1806, 1809-1811.

(Revised January 6, 2010) Hepatitis B Foundation. Diagnosis and Management. Available online at http://www.hepb.org/diagnosis/index.htm through http://www.hepb.org. Accessed January 2010.

ArupConsult. Hepatitis B Testing and Testing Algorithm. Available online at http://www.arupconsult.com/Topics/InfectiousDz/Viruses/HBV.html# through http://www.arupconsult.com and PDF available for download at http://www.arupconsult.com/Algorithms/HBV.pdf. Accessed January 2010.

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Hepatitis B. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000279.htm. Accessed January 2010.