Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM)

The Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM) test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.

Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM) also known as (Anti-HBc, IgM)

Clinical Significance

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.

Alternative Name(s)

Anti-HBc, IgM

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). 

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Also known as: Anti-HBc, IgM, Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM

Hepatitis B Core

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