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Screening for Viral Hepatitis
- Assessing your medical history and lifestyle habits that may increase your risk of hepatitis
- Undergoing tests to identify early signs of hepatitis, including blood tests for hepatitis antigens and antibodies—Antigens are foreign proteins. Antibodies are proteins that your body has made to fight infectious agents.
Viral hepatitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. Available at: http://www.cdcnpin.org/scripts/hepatitis/index.asp . Updated October 15, 2010. Accessed January 19, 2011.
What I need to know about Hepatitis B. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hepb%5Fez/index.htm . Published April 2009. Accessed January 19, 2011.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 03/2013
- Update Date: 03/15/2013