Hepatitis Exposure Package (DO NOT USE)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 5-7 Business Days
Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Tests Included:

HIV: This virus destroys the body’s ability to fight off illness, and is the cause of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). When a person is infected with HIV, their body responds by producing antibodies that fight the infection. If antibodies are detected, it means a person has been infected. An HIV test will not detect the presence of HIV immediately after exposure. Statistics show that 96% (perhaps higher) of all infected individuals will test positive within 2 to 12 weeks. In some cases, this may take up to six months.

Hep B Ag: The course of HBV infections can vary from a mild form that lasts only a few weeks to a more serious chronic form lasting years. Sometimes chronic HBV leads to serious complications such as cirrhosis or liver cancer. Some of the various stages or forms of hepatitis B include:

Acute infection-presence of typical signs and symptoms with positive screening test

Chronic infection — persistent infection with the virus detected by lab tests accompanied by inflammation of the liver

Carrier (inactive) state — persistent infection but no liver inflammation (a carrier is someone who may appear to be in good health but harbors the virus and can potentially infect others)

"Cleared" infection — no longer any evidence of infection; viral antigen and DNA tests are negative and no signs or symptoms of liver inflammation (although, in many cases, the virus is present in an inactive state in the liver)

Hep C: Hepatitis C is a viral infection that causes the liver to become inflamed. HCV antibodies usually do not appear until several months into an infection but will always be present in the later stages of the disease.