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Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in your blood indicates the level of contagiousness and helps in detecting Hepatitis B infection. This virus can lead to liver inflammation and serious liver conditions if left untreated.

The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Profile checks your blood for the Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). This antigen indicates the presence of the hepatitis B virus and its potential contagiousness. A positive HBsAg result suggests current infection and helps assess the stage of infection and guide treatment decisions. 

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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Profile Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Profile with a clear pricing structure.

The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Profile Price in Mumbai is ₹ 4,680 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

The HBV Profile primarily measures the presence of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) in your blood. This antigen indicates an active Hepatitis B infection, highlighting the contagiousness of the virus. Detecting HBsAg is crucial to understanding and managing Hepatitis B properly.

  • To diagnose a hepatitis B infection.
  • To assess the level of contagiousness in infected individuals.
  • To monitor the effectiveness of treatment for hepatitis B.
  • To identify chronic carriers of the virus.
  • To screen individuals at higher risk for Hepatitis B due to specific health conditions or occupational exposure.


The HBV profile is often recommended:

  • If you have symptoms suggestive of hepatitis B, like abdominal pain, jaundice, dark urine, and fatigue.
  • If you are at a higher risk due to unprotected sex, sharing needles, or working in healthcare settings.
  • For individuals born to HBsAg-positive mothers to check for perinatal transmission risk.
  • As part of routine health screening, especially for those living in or travelling to regions with a high prevalence of hepatitis B.
  • Before starting certain medications that suppress the immune system.

The presence of HBsAg may suggest acute or chronic Hepatitis B infection, while false positives can occur too. Abnormal results require follow-up with your healthcare provider for proper evaluation and management.

During the HBV profile:

  • A small sample of your blood is collected using a needle from a vein in your arm.
  • The process is quick and relatively painless.
  • You may feel a slight pinch when the needle is inserted.

Before the test:

  • No fasting or other special preparations are usually needed.
  • Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking.
  • Be prepared to discuss any recent symptoms or potential exposure to Hepatitis B.
  • Follow only the specific instructions advised by your healthcare provider.

Other tests alongside the HBV profile may include:

  • Liver Function Tests: Assessing liver health and function.
  • Anti-HBs Antibody Test: Checking immunity post-vaccination or after resolving an infection.
  • HCV Antibody Test: Screening for Hepatitis C infection.

Hepatitis B Panel or Hep B Test

Hepatitis B is a viral liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It can result in acute or chronic liver disease, potentially leading to severe complications without proper management. Testing like the HBV Profile helps diagnose and monitor this infection.

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