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Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test detect viral proteins (antigens), the antibodies that are produced in response to HBV or expose or evaluate the genetic material (DNA) of the virus.

What is Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test?

Hepatitis is a condition characterised by inflammation and, sometimes, enlargement of the liver. Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test helps to detect if a person has Hepatitis B virus or not.

Why is Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody suggested?

Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody is suggested if the patient suffers from the following symptoms:

  • Muscle aches.
  • Jaundice or yellowed skin and eyes.

 

How is Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test performed?

Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test is used to detect early or recent infections. The analysis is performed as given below:

  • Blood is collected from the veins of the patient.
  • The analysis is carried out by the IgM antibody present in the blood.

What are the parameters measured in the Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody?

Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test measures the amount of IgM presented in the patient’s blood specific for Hepatitis B Virus..

Preparation before performing Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test.

No particular preparation need to perform Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test.

  • Medical history should be discussed with the doctor.

 

Post-care after Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test.

Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test does not require any particular post-care procedure:

  • Rest or lie down, if you feel dizzy.

Sample types of Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test.

Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test requires only one sample:

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side effects of Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test.

The common side effects of Hepatitis B(Core) IgM Antibody test include

  • the pain that arises from a skin incision to draw blood.

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