Hepatitis B Assessment

Service Content

Hepatitis B is caused by a virus which damages the liver cells and impairs liver function. After infection, some people become permanent carriers of the hepatitis B virus and are at risk of developing chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis or even liver cancer later in life. It is estimated that about 10% of the Hong Kong population are carriers. Hepatitis B carriers should undergo regular blood tests and imaging studies to monitor their liver conditions.

The Hepatitis B Assessment Clinic of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong offers testing and follow up for clients who are Hepatitis B carriers. Drug treatments will be offered if indicated. This service accepts internal referrals and appointments only.

Service Flow
Hepatitis B carriers who are referred to the Hepatitis B Assessment Clinic may be offered
an "Initial Assessment Packaged Blood Test", including tests for:
(1) HBeAg (2) HBV DNA Quantification (3) ALT

Clients with normal ALT can attend our Hepatitis B Assessment Clinic for follow-up services.

Clients will be referred to Specialist Clinics of the Hospital Authority upon their own request, or if signs or symptoms of active disease develop, or if their liver function deteriorates.

Clients with raised ALT will be referred to the Specialist Clinics of the Hospital Authority for management.

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