Acute Viral Hepatitis Panel
Also Known As: Acute Hepatitis Panel, Viral Hepatitis Panel, Hepatitis Screening Panel
An acute viral hepatitis panel is a group of tests used to diagnose a current or past viral hepatitis infection. Hepatitis can have many different causes but in most cases is due to an infection with a hepatitis virus. This panel screens for the three most common types of viral hepatitis: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.
Acute viral hepatitis testing is conducted on a blood sample. This panel of tests may be used to diagnose the cause of a patient’s symptoms or test a patient who has been exposed to a hepatitis virus and hasn’t yet developed symptoms of this condition.