Often used to screen for and detect HBV infections: earliest indicator of acute hepatitis B and frequently identifies infected people before symptoms appear.
Hepatitis B is vaccine-preventable infection with significant degradation of health for people who develop chronic hepatitis. HBV is a transmitted virus that can be aquired by blood or blood products such as syringes/needles, tattooing or body piercing. As well as household items such as razors. It can also be transmitted by sexual contact.