i-Chroma HBsAg

Hepatitis B is the most common serious liver infection in the world. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus that attacks and injures the liver.The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is transmitted through blood and infected bodily fluids. It can be passed to others through direct contact with blood, unprotected sex,  use of illegal drugs, unsterilized or contaminated needles, and from an infected woman to her newborn during pregnancy or childbirth.

Detection of the Hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum or plasma indicates an infection caused by the hepatitis B virus. It is the first marker to appear during the course of the disease. Clinical and biological symptoms appear two to three weeks after the initial infection with HBV. Presence of HBsAg can be as short as a few days or as long as several years.

If HBsAg persists for more than six months, the hepatitis is classified as ‘chronic’. Due to existence of numerous asymptomatic chronic carriers, screening for HBsAg is required for each blood donation and for each pregnancy to enable the newborns of the carrier mother to receive prophylactic treatment.

Detection Range COI ≥ 1.0
Sample Type Whole Blood,
Serum, Plasma
Reaction Time 12Min