For 30 percent of the people infected with hepatitis B, there are no symptoms, but a health care provider discovers the disease through a blood test, according to WebMD. For other sufferers, symptoms appear one to six mo... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

Hepatitis B can be marked by abdominal pain, dark urine, fever, joint pain, loss of appetite, nausea with vomiting, weakness or fatigue and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes. These symptoms, which ... More »

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver condition caused by the hepatitis B virus. It can be transmitted from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact. Infected women can also transmit the infection to their babies... More »

To increase the likelihood of receiving an accurate diagnosis, a patient should describe to his health care provider all of the symptoms in detail, noting when he started experiencing the symptoms, explains WebMD. The pa... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The hepatitis B core antibody test is used in comparison to the results of the hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis B surface antibody tests to determine if the infection is present or was present, according to the ... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A doctor or health clinic provides hepatitis B blood testing, according to the Hepatitis B Foundation. Only one blood sample is necessary, but the test involves three results: hepatitis B surface antigen, hepatitis B sur... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

The hepatitis B titer is a blood test that checks for immunity due to previous vaccination or exposure to hepatitis B, according to The Vaccine Center and Travel Medicine Clinic. The test measures the level of immunity t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases