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Hepatitis B (Core) Total Antibody

Overview brief

Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test detects both IgM and IgG antibodies and thus may be used to identify both current and past infections of Hepatitis B Virus.

What is Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test?

Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody assay detects both IgM and IgG. It is used as a marker for IgG usually in conjunction with HBV IgM.

Why is Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody suggested?

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

  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches.
  • Belly pain

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

Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test is used to detect both current and past infections. The analysis is performed as given below:

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

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

Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test measures the amount of IgM and IgG presented in the patient’s blood when it is exposed to Hepatitis B.

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

No particular preparation need to perform Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test. Current medication and medical history should, however, be discussed with the doctor.

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

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

  • The patient can go home after the blood sample is collected

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

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

  • Intravenous blood sample.

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

The common side effects of Hepatitis B(Core) Total Antibody test include the pain that arises from a skin incision to draw blood.

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