Imperial Collage Healthcare

HBV core total antibodies (IgG/IgM)


Test Background
Detection of core IgG and IgM antibodies to confirm naturally-acquired immunity to hepatitis B.


Clinical Indications

Indicates past infection - requested alongside hepatitis B surface antigen to rule out current or previous infection in non-responders to hepatitis B vaccine


Reference Range

Negative


Sample Required
RST (rust top)


Sample Volume
5 mL


Turnaround Time
3 days (Confirmation: non-negatives up to 10 days)


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