DIAGNOSTICS OF VIRAL HEPATITIS - description of the tests

WZW, i.e. viral hepatitis, colloquially called "jaundice", is an infectious disease, caused by hepatotropal viruses (HAV, HBV, HCV, HDV, HEV, HGV, TTV). The name for this group of viruses arises from the fact that their primal target in the organism are liver cells, called hepatocytes. 

As a result of the infection, liver functions get disordered, because of virus reproduction and immunology response  which destroys hepatocytes infected  by the virus. Across all types of WZW, pathogenic symptoms are similar, regardless of the specific virus which causes them. Frequent symptoms include: jaundice (as a symptom) and accompanying urine darkening, influenza symptoms (increased body temperature, muscle and joint pains), lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, general organism weakening. 

In majority of cases (80%-90%), viral hepatitis  develops either with only with few symptoms noticeable or with non-specific course. In case of WZW caused by HBV and HCV viruses, long-term infection may lead to cirrhosis and hepatic carcinoma.

In our offer, you may find the following diagnostic tests for viral hepatitis:

303 Virus HBV (WZW type B) – quality, Real-Time PCR
304 Virus HBV (WZW type B) – quality + quantity, Real-Time PCR
306 Virus HCV (WZW type C) – quality, Real-Time PCR
306 Virus HCV (WZW type C) – quality, Real-Time PCR
705 Virus HBV + virus HCV – quality, Real-Time PCR
332 CMV (cytomegaloviral disease) – quality Real-Time PCR
341 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) – quality, Real-Time PCR
342 Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) – quality + quantity, Real-Time PCR
725 viral infections panel – detecting viruses: HSV1, HSV2, VZV, CMV, EBV, HHV6 –quality, PCR multiplex