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How is hepatitis B diagnosed?

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If your doctor thinks you have it, he’ll give you a complete physical exam. He’ll also check to see if your liver is healthy. The diagnosis is made with blood tests that look for the hepatitis virus and cells that fight infection, called antibodies.

If your disease becomes chronic, the doctor might take a tissue sample from your liver, called a biopsy. This will tell him how severe your case is.

From: Hepatitis B WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 26, 2019

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