Viral Hepatitis Test Panel

Viral Hepatitis Test Panel detects the presence of hepatitis B and hepatitis C, enabling effective treatment and avoiding complications that can lead to cirrhosis.

– Gender: Male, Female.

– Sample Type: Blood.

– Age: Subjects of all ages who are obese, sedentary, or have a family history of diabetes or hyperlipidemia.

– Result: 03 hours after the laboratory receives the sample.

– Frequency of implementation: When there is an increase in liver enzymes.

– Note: It is not necessary to fast before taking the test.


1. Hepatitis Test Panel Overview

As the most common type of cancer in Vietnam (more than 25,000 cases in 2020), particular attention should be paid to the appearance of any possible symptoms of liver cancer. You should carry out screening tests if you have any suspicions, so the disease can be detected at the earliest possible stage.

Viral hepatitis, in particular, hepatitis B and C, are common factors that lead to liver cancer, as is fatty liver. The initial sign of the disease is often elevated liver enzymes. Diag’s Viral Hepatitis Test Panel helps to find the cause of elevated liver enzymes, therefore reducing the risk of liver cancer.


2. Viral Hepatitis Test Panel Subjects

If your liver enzymes are more than two times the normal limit, or you are a heavy drinker, you should test whether the following symptoms of liver disease appear or not:

– Jaundice

– Difficulty eating and drinking

– Weight loss

– Fatigue

– Itchiness

– Obesity

– Taking medication that may increase liver enzymes

3. What Tests Does Viral Hepatitis Test Panel Perform?



– Anti-HBs

– Anti-HBc IgG

– Anti-HBc IgM

– Anti-HCV 

4. What Do The Panel’s Test Indicators Mean?

By taking a sample of your blood for testing, Diag will assess the following indicators:

-ALAT (SGPT): An enzyme produced by the liver and released into the bloodstream when the liver is damaged. Therefore, high levels of ALAT suggest liver damage.

-ASAT (SGOT): An enzyme produced by the liver, with elevated levels of ASAT suggesting liver damage.

– Anti-HBs (Anti-HbsAb): Hepatitis B virus caused by type B virus – a common cause of cirrhosis. The test detects the surface antigen of the hepatitis B virus.

– Anti-HBc IgM: Is the core antigen of the hepatitis B virus, with a positive test indicating hepatitis B infection (less than 6 months)

– Anti-HBc IgG: The antigen appears after 6 months since Anti-HBc IgM disappears to show that the body has been exposed to the hepatitis B virus for over 6 months. At this point, the disease may have disappeared or become chronic.

– Anti-HCV: Hepatitis C virus caused by type C virus – a common cause of cirrhosis. The test detects antibodies against hepatitis C.

5. Why Should You Get Tests At Diag?

At Diag Laboratories – Testing Center, which has been present for more than 20 years in Vietnam, you will experience a streamlined testing process with outstanding features such as:

– State-of-the-art analytical equipment such as Alinity (Abbott) and Cobas 8000 (Roche) with certified chemicals, a closed and scientific process that bring absolute and fast results.

– Certificates of test quality such as ISO 15189, EQAb.

– A variety of tests to meet your needs as a patient. Diag uses modern vacuum blood collection techniques to limit pain and reduce the risk of vein ruptures and the rupture of red blood cells.

– If you are far away from the center or busy with work, Diag Laboratories offers a home collection service. Your sample will be taken at home and you can track its progress online before receiving your results via SMS.



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