Hepatitis b genotype (pcr)

This is an important test that helps diagnose the exact virus responsible for HBV infection.

Venous blood
1 tests included
14 days turnaround



About Hepatitis b genotype (pcr)

What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is typically caused by viral infection, though there are other ways of acquiring the condition such as alcohol abuse. There are several known viruses responsible for hepatitis but the most common by far are Hepatitis A, B and C.

The viruses are spread in different ways and are more common in different areas of the world. Hepatitis infections can be asymptomatic but common symptoms include jaundice, vomiting, diarrhoea, dark urine and pale stools. Chronic hepatitis infection can lead to significant liver damage and liver failure. Hepatitis B is caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV), it is usually transmitted through the blood.

HBV is commonly spread from infected pregnant mothers to their babies, in rare cases it can be spread through unprotected sex or intravenous drug administration with shared needles. Adults infected with HBV generally recover without medication, but infected children can present with chronic hepatitis B, which drastically increases the risk of liver cancer. There is a vaccine for HBV.

Why take the test?

This test differentiates between the DNA sequences of different strains of HBV (A-H). It is used to diagnose the exact virus responsible for HBV infection to tailor treatment in chronic hepatitis B.


What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.