Hepatitis B Virus-Anti HbcAg Total Test in Malad - Metropolis Healthcare
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Hepatitis B Virus-Anti HbcAg Total Test

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Hepatitis B core antibodies appear as a patient develops symptoms of hepatitis, and they remain detectable for life.
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This test is positive after exposure to disease but not post vaccination. Test is used along with other tests to arrive at a conclusion on active, chronic, past Hepatitis B infection
This test is done to evaluate patients with suspected viral hepatitis
The results of this test are interpreted alongside other tests to assess recovery from a previous HBV infection and to differentiate between acute and chronic infections. This test detects two types of anti-HBc antibodies, called IgM and IgG anti-HBc antibodies. IgM Hepatitis B core antibody (IgM anti-HBc): This test detects only IgM anti-HBc antibodies. IgM Hepatitis B core antibody is detected only in acute hepatitis B infections within six months of infection.

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