Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test
Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test FAQ
What is the purpose of a Hepatitis B Core Antibody test?
What type of specimen will I submit?
Do I need to fast to take this test?
How long does it take to get test results?
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The hepatitis B core antibody test, sometimes known as the anti-HBc test, measures the hepatitis B core IgM antibody blood level.
The hep B core IgM antibody test is helpful in looking 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.
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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