Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions
Hepatitis B (unspecified) case definition
This document contains the case definitions for Hepatitis B - unspecified which is nationally notifiable within Australia. This definition should be used to determine whether a case should be notified.
Communicable Diseases Surveillance
Australian national notifiable diseases case definitions - Hepatitis B (unspecified)
ReportingOnly confirmed cases should be notified.
Confirmed caseA confirmed case requires laboratory definitive evidence AND that the case does not meet any of the criteria for a newly acquired case.
Laboratory definitive evidenceDetection of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), or hepatitis B virus by nucleic acid testing, in a patient with no prior evidence of hepatitis B virus infection.