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 in 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 referred to the Hepatitis B Assessment Clinic are offered
an "Initial Assessment Packaged Blood Test", including tests for:
(1) HBeAg (2) HBV DNA (3) ALT

Clients with normal ALT are invited to attend the Hepatitis B Assessment Clinic for:

  • Educational video on Hepatitis B
  • Consultation by specialist doctor
  • Regular monitoring with blood tests: HBeAg, HBV DNA, ALT
  • Alpha feto-protein and imaging study if needed
  • Drug treatment if needed

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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