What is hepatitis b core ab test?

Proof of infection. Presence of hepatitis b core antibody indicates tested patient has acute hepatitis b infection or recently had one.
Infection history. Hepatitis b virus (hbv) core antibody tells if you've been infected. If you are HBV core negative and HBV surface antibody positive, you fought off the infection and have natural immune protection. If you are HBV core positive and HBV surface antigen positive, you still may have active virus and need to be tested to see if there is detectable HBV dna in your blood.

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What is hepatitis b core ab IgG blood test mean?

Prior infection. Indicates that you very likely had hepatitis b at one point in the past. Doe not tell you about current infection or activity of the disease. These require further testing. Read more...