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

A hepatitis B surface antigen is a protein on the surface of the hepatitis B virus that causes the immune system to produce antibodies, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Finding these antigens in t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

The most important facts about hepatitis B are that it's a viral liver infection that spreads through body fluids and blood, informs WebMD. Sharing needles and having unprotected sex with someone who has the infection ar... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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