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What's the testing window period for hepatitis a,b,c after possible exposure? and is there any other types than these 3?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Depends on testing: The principle causes of chronic hepatitis are Hepatitis B and C, while for acute hepatitis are Hepatitis A and B. There are two types of tests, one that measures the virus itself, the other the antibody response to the virus. Most hepatitis screens measures antibody and is detected 1-3 months after infection. Detection of virus is more expensive but can detect virus earlier, within 1-2 weeks.

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