Blood Test For Hepatitis B Immunity
A simple finger prick blood test to establish your immunity status to Hepatitis B
Your Sexual Health offer a simple laboratory test to establish your level of immunity to the Hepatitis B virus. The blood test for Hepatitis B immunity is often used by anyone working in a healthcare role or by people travelling to countries where Hepatitis B is prevalent. You may also be asked to take a Hepatitis B Immunity test as part of a pre-employment medical. If you are looking for a comprehensive blood test for your Visa certificate, try our Complete Travel Test.
We'll send a sample collection kit to your door
- Clinic test£130
Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample
- Turnaround time 1 day
The turnaround time in working days, once your sample is received by the lab.
Who is This Test For?
The blood test for Hepatitis B is for anyone who needs to check their immunity status. It does not test for current infection of the virus, nor does it identify whether you can transmit the virus to others. It is used by people who have either had Hepatitis B before or by anyone who has been vaccinated.
It can identify the presence of antibodies that will prevent you getting the disease in future or in the case where your immunity status is low, will ensure you receive a booster vaccination. It is useful for the following reasons:
- If you work in a healthcare role where you are exposed to blood or other bodily fluids
- If you are travelling to a country where it’s prevalent
- If you require the test for a pre-employment or visa medical
- If you need to check your status before arranging for a booster vaccine
How Does the Blood Test Work?
This test uses a blood sample to establish your titre reading. It will help you or a doctor understand if you are currently immune to Hepatitis B. It can either be carried out as a home test using a finger prick kit, or a clinic test using a needle from a trained nurse.
Is the Blood Test For Hepatitis B Immunity Right For Me?
This test will only identify your current immunity status to Hepatitis B and will not diagnose if you have hepatitis B at present and need treatment. If you are unsure whether this test is correct for you, or you are wanting to find out more about our other testing options, please contact our friendly team.
Book Your Blood Test For Hepatitis B Immunity
If you are wanting to get tested for immunity against Hepatitis B, book your test with Your Sexual Health today. Available as a clinic visit at one of our 100+ clinics around the UK, or as a Postal Test Kit, testing for immunity couldn’t be easier. With comfortable clinic settings and lightning-quick turnaround times, you won’t find a better private service anywhere else. Book your test using the ‘Book Now’ button. If you need other health advice or help booking your test, please feel free to get in touch with our team.
Clinic Visit Procedure
We have a number of private clinics across the country, accessible via public transport and main roads, with some clinics offering convenient evening and weekend appointments.
1. Booking Your Blood Test For Hepatitis B Immunity
To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best clinic for your needs.
2. The Clinic Appointment
Our clinics are all based in a discreet setting and because many of them are general health clinics, there’s no reason why anyone will know that you’re there for a sexual health screening. Just let the receptionist know who you are upon arrival.
3. Collecting Your Blood Sample
The Hepatitis B Immunity test requires a blood sample only. The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. They’ll take care of you and ensure you’re comfortable, but it will require the use of a needle.
4. Receiving Your Results
Once you’ve deposited your sample, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll notify you of your results using our online portal as soon as they’re reported by the laboratory.
Home Test Procedure
By choosing a home test we’ll post a sample kit to your door for you to collect the sample in your own home, before returning it in a prepaid envelope. Detailed instructions will be provided with the kit, but here’s how the process works.
1. Order Your Postal Testing Kit
To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you will need to select the Postal Test option. Simply enter the address most convenient to you – we can deliver anywhere within the UK.
2. Receive Your Kit
As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the paperwork you’ll require. Our kits are sent by first class post unless you choose the Click & Collect option, which could take slightly longer.
3. Collecting Your Blood Sample
Your blood sample will be collected using a finger prick sample collection kit. Full instructions will be provided with the kit and it’s important you follow them closely for the most accurate results. Using a lancet to collect your sample should be a relatively quick and only a slightly uncomfortable procedure.
4. Getting Your Test Results
We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply put the package in the post box and as soon as it’s received by the lab we will begin testing. Once your blood sample has been tested for Hepatitis B immunity, we will notify you of your results through your preferred contact method, or via our online portal. To find out more about the accuracy of your Home Test Kit, read our recent blog post.