Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM) Test in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM) test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.
Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM) also known as (Anti-HBc, IgM)
Hepatitis B core-specific IgM class antibody has been detected in most acute infections and is a reliable marker for acute disease. In some cases, hepatitis B core IgM antibody may be the only specific marker for the diagnosis of acute infection with hepatitis B virus.
A Positive Result may indicate an Acute infection, usually with symptoms; contagious; could also be flare of chronic infection or Acute infection is resolving (convalescent).