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Fighter or MMA Blood Test Panel

Quick Overview

Includes HIV 1 and 2 Preliminary Blood Test (4th generation), Hepatitis C Antibodies and Hepatitis B Surface Antigen.

Test #817


Availability: In stock

Also Known As MMA, Mixed Martial Arts Panel
Preparation No fasting required. Stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection.
Test Results 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

The MMA Fighter Blood Test Panel is often required for professional fighters such as boxers or mixed marial arts (MMA) competitors to qualify for competitions. Test requirements may vary by state, so please verify this panel covers your state requirements.

HIV 1 and 2 Preliminary Blood Test (4th generation)  

The HIV 1 and 2 Preliminary Blood Test (4th generation) is the recommended standard rapid test for routine HIV Screening. It typically sees quick results in just 1-2 business days and is one of the most affordable HIV tests available. The HIV Antigen/Antibodies test, also known as a 4th Generation HIV Test, looks for both antibodies to the HIV virus and the p24 Antigen which is specific to HIV. Antibodies to HIV typically begin to develop several weeks after exposure. In the majority of people, these antibodies will be detectable by 12 weeks from the point of exposure. In some people, antibodies may be detectable as early as 4 weeks from exposure. The p24 Antigen is a viral protein which makes up the majority of the HIV viral core (capsid). P24 Antigen levels are typically highest a few weeks after exposure and drop to undetectable levels during the time when antibodies begin to develop. The combination of screening for both antibodies and antigen allow this test to detect a significantly higher number of early infections than previous generations of HIV screening.

Hepatitis C Antibody Blood Test safety to assess exposure to Hepatitis C virus infection. This test is used for detecting antibodies to Hepatitis C virus. Since a person with past infection will have a life long antibody response, confirmed positive antibody tests mean that at the person had been exposed to the virus at one time or another. These tests are extremely effective in ruling out HCV. The most up to date EIA is capable of antibody detection as early as six-eight weeks. Though a negative test at this time can be extremely useful, it is best to wait about three months to avoid the need for a follow up test.

Hepatitis B Surface Anitgen Blood Test is ordered to evaluate possible immunity in individuals who are at increased risk for exposure to hepatitis B. Presence of anti-HBs is an indicator of the clinical recovery and subsequent immunity to hepatitis B virus. This test is useful for evaluation of possible immunity in individuals who are at increased risks for exposure to the hepatitis B (ie, venipuncturists, hemodialysis unit personnel, etc). Evaluates the need for hepatitis B immune globulin after needlestick injury and evaluates the need for hepatitis B vaccine and follow immune status after hepatitis B vaccine.

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