Diagnosis of viral hepatitis

Clin Lab Med. 1987 Dec;7(4):741-57.


Acute viral hepatitis is a serious infectious disease of the liver caused by several viruses and characterized by acute necrosis of hepatocytes and inflammation. In this article, recent advances in hepatitis serology and virology are briefly reviewed, and practical, up-to-date laboratory tests are outlined.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antigens, Viral / analysis
  • Hepatitis Antibodies / analysis
  • Hepatitis Viruses / isolation & purification
  • Hepatitis, Viral, Human / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Serologic Tests


  • Antigens, Viral
  • Hepatitis Antibodies