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A comprehensive guide to testing, medical imaging and other health and illness prevention-related services. Click on the screening category to learn more about these services, individual tests & screening items

Hepatitis Screening

Hepatitis A, B and C are viral infections which cause inflammation of, and potentially damage to, the liver. Hepatitis A is transmitted via contaminated food and water or close contact with an infected person. Hepatitis B can lead to chronic liver damage and can be contracted via infected blood, sexual contact / exchange of bodily fluids, sharing needles and potentially from mother to child. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Hepatitis B prevalence is highest in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia, where between 5–10% of the adult population is chronically infected. According to the WHO Hepatitis C is most common in Africa and Central and East Asia. It is transmitted via sharing needles,the transfusion of unscreened blood and blood products as well as being sexually transmitted.

Hepatitis Bs Antibody
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antibody (Anti-HBs)

Screening for immunity against Hepatitis B Virus. According to the World health Organisation (WHO), viral hepatitis is the world’s leading cause of cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. The WHO states that China is home to approximately 25% of the world’s chronic viral hepatitis cases.