Who should take the test?
Hepatitis B is a viral disease associated with liver inflammation. An acute infection can turn into a chronic course.
The typical transmission route in adults is sexual contact. Even the smallest injuries to the skin and mucous membranes are enough for infection. Sperm, vaginal secretions, saliva and tears of hepatitis B infected persons are also infectious. Hepatitis B can also be transmitted during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
Particularly at risk for infection are:
- Medical personal
- Dialysis patients
- Drug addicts
- People who get pierced ears, tattoos or piercings under unsanitary conditions
- People with changing sexual partners
- People with chronic liver disease
How does it work?
You collect the sample (blood spot), send it back to us and we will provide you with information about your Hepatitis B status. If you test positive, you should talk to a doctor about treatment options to avoid passing an infection to a partner.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
After you get tested, it’s important for you to find out the result of your test so that you can talk to a doctor about treatment options if Hepatitis B was detected. Still have questions? Then send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we reserve the right to collaborate with certified partner laboratories.
How is my privacy protected?
Our STD tests are taken in the privacy of your own home. We and our partner laboratories (who may be contracted by us to conduct some or all analyses of your test) take customer privacy very seriously. Only you will have access to this information and we will not share your information with any not authorized third party. All samples are disposed of following analysis.