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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

Sample Required
RST (rust top)

Sample Volume
5 mL

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


Due to a change in testing platform, the laboratory is not currently accredited for test.

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