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Hepatitis B Test

At InOut Labs, we offer hepatitis B testing and can test for most common STDs. You do not need a doctor’s order to be tested for hepatitis b and results are confidential.

InOut Labs provides private, confidential tests for all STDs and HIV. Same day testing available.

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is an infection in the liver that can cause scarring of the organ, cancer or liver failure. It’s serious but if you get the hepatitis B as an adult, it shouldn’t last long.

If you have had hepatitis B before, you won’t get it again as the body will fight it off and once you’ve rid yourself of the infection, your body is now immune. Hepatitis B spread through blood, open sores and bodily fluids.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B

About one-third of people who have had hepatitis B had no symptoms and only found out they had hepatitis B through a blood test.If symptoms do present themselves, they include:

  • Jaundice

  • Light-colored bowel movements

  • Fever

  • Fatigue that can last for months

  • Loss of appetite, vomiting and/or nausea

  • Belly pain

Testing for Hepatitis B

We test for hepatitis B through a simple blood test. No fasting needed.

At InOut Labs, we include the Hepatitis Profile in our STD Panels. The Hepatitis Profile checks for hepatitis A, B and C.

Who Should Be Tested

Although we recommend that you consider having the hepatitis B test as part of routine STD testing, it’s important to be tested if you’ve been in contact with someone who is infected with the virus.

If you have used injection drugs or have had unprotected sex with an infected person, be sure to get yourself tested.

If you live with someone that has the virus, we also recommend that you are tested as well.

Is Hepatitis B Curable?

In most cases, hepatitis B is curable. If caught early, hepatitis B is treated with bed rest and plenty of fluids, it will eventually go away on its own. If you test positive for hepatitis B, you should speak to your primary care physician who will recommend the proper treatment.
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