Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test

The hepatitis B core antibody test checks for hepatitis B core antibodies in the blood.

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Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test FAQ

What is a hepatitis B core antibody test?

The hepatitis B core antibody test checks for hep B core IgM antibodies in the blood.

Why is a hepatitis B core antibody test important?

The hepatitis B core antibody blood test is used to identify a hepatitis B infection.

What type of specimen will I submit?

This Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test is a blood test.

Do I need to fast to take this test?

Fasting is not necessary.

How long does it take to get test results?

It typically takes 4 business days or less.

Accesa Labs does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All users should consult with a medical provider for specific health concerns.

Last updated on April 1, 2018

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Hepatitis B Core Ab Test - More Information

The hepatitis B core antibody test, sometimes known as the anti-HBc test, hep B core IgM antibody test, and hepatitis B core antibody blood test, measures the hepatitis B core IgM antibody blood level.

The hep B core IgM antibody test is used to look for an active hepatitis B infection (prior HBV exposure) in the blood. Typically, hepatitis B core antibodies are found approximately fourteen days after an initial infection and usually within six months of an infection. The hepatitis B core antibody test is often used along with the hepatitis B surface antigen test and the hepatitis b surface antibody test to check for a hepatitis B infection and/or immunity to hepatitis B.

To get a Hep B core ab test near you, order online and get your blood drawn at the Quest Diagnostics lab you chose. Once your hepatitis B core antibody lab results are ready, they will be available for download. As can be seen on the sample hep B core antibody lab report above, negative results on an anti-HBc blood test will be reported as non-reactive.

People may have false-negative results if they are receiving mouse antibody therapy. False-positive results may occur after the flu shot and in people with hypergammaglobulinemia, connective tissue disorders or a positive rheumatoid factor. The hep B core antibody test may not be reliable in people who have a suppressed immune system.

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