Dr Ameer Hamza, Dr Sidra Ashraf, Dr Perveen Bibi
Background: Pakistan is no exception to this global spread of chronic liver disease due to both HBV and HCV. HBVand HCV commonly contributes to the global burden of chronic liver disease. Objective: The objective of this study and research was to indicate the HBV and HCV seroprevalence among young. Materials and Methods: We used a rapid method to evaluate the sera of healthy adults for HBsAg and Anti-HCV.ELISA technique confirmed positive cases. This population based research was carried out at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Lahore on a total of 15550 individuals from April 2018 to March 2019. Results: A sum of 15550 samples was examined for sera estimation. The evaluation outcomes presented 5.4 adults positive for HBsAg(3.24%); whereas, 574 adults were anti-HCV positive (3.69%). A total of 49 adults presented both HBV and HCV antigen (0.31%). Conclusion: The trend of HBV is low in population but combined both HBV and HCV are equally affecting the young population which requires tangible measures for its spread control and prevention. Healthy young population was our major focus who presented lower seroprevalence of HBV surface antigen than HCV. Keywords: Rapid Method and ELISA Technique, Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B, HBV, HCV, HBsAg, Surface Antigen, Seroprevalence.