Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total
Risk assessment value
To assist in the determination of immunity to or recovery from Hepatitis B infection.
Reactive. May indicate past infection. Supportive clinical information including other hepatitis B markers, should also be evaluated.
HBsAg, HBeAg, Anti-HBe and anti-HBs.
Separated serum from red or mottled top tube.
Ten days at room temperature, two weeks when refrigerated, indefinitely when frozen.
Method & instrument
Enzyme Immunoassay measured spectrophotometrically, Bayer Centaur.
Anti-HBc is an indicator of current or previous HBV infection and is helpful in screening programs. It is not associated with recovery from or immunity to Hepatitis B.