Acute Hepatitis Panel

Hepatitis is an enlargement and inflammation of the liver. The common reason for acute hepatitis is infection with a hepatitis virus, commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. In acute hepatitis panel, you can get a group of blood tests to find out viral hepatitis. Some of such tests diagnose antibodies produced by the immune system due to the infection. The test also detects the proteins indicating the existence of the virus.

A Hepatitis Panel Usually Includes The Following:

  • Hepatitis A antibody, igm
  • Hepatitis B testing
  • Hepatitis C antibody

How This Panel Is Used?

The panel is used to detect or diagnose acute liver infection and inflammation in your liver. These tests identify the symptoms which are causing the disease.

When You Should Consider Acute Hepatitis Panel?

Here are some signs and symptoms that can help you go for these liver tests:

  • Jaundice
  • Fatigue, fever
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Vomiting, abdominal pain and nausea
  • Itching (pruritus)
  • Pale-colored stool
  • Weight loss
  • Visible blood vessels in the skin

How Acute Hepatitis Panel Is Done?

Your doctor will take a blood sample from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be sent to the lab for further examination.