Hepatitis B is a common Hepatitis disease that is caused by the Hepatitis B virus. If you suspect that you may have been infected with it, it is best to get a proper diagnosis through the following methods:

HBsAg and anti-HBs

This looks for the Hepatitis B surface antigen or HBsAg in the blood. A patient who has Hepatitis B will have this substance present in his or her blood.


This is used to diagnose an acute Hepatitis B infection. It looks for a particular antibody, the anti-HBc IgM, to accurately diagnose acute Hepatitis B.

Hepatitis B virus DNA

This measures the level of Hepatitis B virus DNA reproduction in a person's blood.

Rapid Hepatitis B testing

This makes use of a portable device, a rapid Hepatitis B test kit, which can be used to conduct the test without the assistance of a medical worker. Anyone can perform the test on their own, at home, or wherever they want.