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HBV core total antibodies (IgG/IgM)

Category Virology
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 & container required RST (rust top)
Sample volume 5 mL
Turnaround time 3 days (Confirmation: non-negatives up to 10 days)