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Hepatitis B - HBsAg positive
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Blood Survey, Complete Blood Count (CBC); Hepatic Function Panel; Prothrombin Time (PT); Hepatitis B e Antigen (HBeAg)/anti-HBe; Hepatitis B Virus DNA by PCR, Quantitative
2) Anti-HCV, anti-HIV, Fe/TIBC
3) Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and RUQ US if clinical suspicion of cirrhosis or patient older than 40 years
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1) Decrease or abstain from alcohol
2) Hepatitis A vaccination
3) Advise on precautions to prevent transmission
4) Screen spouse and family members for HBsAg and anti-HBs, vaccinate susceptible family members
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1)Hepatitis B
2)American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
3)Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4)National Institutes of Health
5)American Liver Foundation
Appointment Timeframe 1-6 weeks, Hepatology Clinic
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: Send through MiChart patient portal
External Patients: Fax non-UM records to Hepatology office 734-998-1453
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555 or 844-233-0433
Patients: 844-233-0433
Clinic Location Sites Hepatology Clinic Locations
UM Consulting Physician Hepatology Faculty
Revised on: 12/18/2015

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