The HBSAGDV is an alternate HBsAg test code to be used specifically for DaVita Dialysis patient testing, and is available only to Marshfield Medical Center and the Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Weston.
For routine Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) requests, see HAA test code. The assay is used to aid in the diagnosis of hepatitis B and determiing the phase of a hepatitis B infection.
Hepatitis B is a viral illness that is transmitted through blood and other body fluids. Both acute and chronic stages occur, with the frequency of progression to chronicity declining with age at time of infection. Chronic hepatitis B often leads to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Hepatitis B is a vaccine-preventable disease.