Hepatitis Virus Panel

Tests more than one type of hepatitis virus at the same time.

Hepatitis Virus Panel Overview

Reviewed: May 13, 2015

Hepatitis virus panel detects current or past infection by hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C.

A normal result is a negative result.


Blood draw


Fasting is not required before the test

What the results mean

A normal result means no hepatitis antibodies are found in the blood sample. This is called a negative result.

Hepatitis A test results:

  • Positive IgM anti-hepatitis A virus (HAV) antibodies: recent infection with hepatitis A
  • Positive IgG antibodies to hepatitis A: Past exposure to hepatitis A

Hepatitis B test results:

  • Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg): Active hepatitis B infection (recent or chronic)
  • Hepatitis B core antibody (Anti-HBc): Hepatitis B infection
  • Hepatitis B surface antibody (Anti-HBs):
    • ​You have a past hepatitis B infection
    • You have received the hepatitis B vaccine and are unlikely to become infected
  • Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg): Hepatitis B infection
  • Hepatitis B e antibody (HBeAb): Hepatitis B infection

Hepatitis C test results:

  • Hepatitis C antibody (Anti-HCV): Hepatitis C