Hepatitis Core Antibody Total Test or HBcAb is a simple blood test to know the current status of the Hepatitis B infection. The test results can only be understood by knowing the results of the HBsAb and HBsAg tests.
Why get tested?
The test indicated a past or current hepatitis infection.
This test includes
Anti Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total (HBcAb)
No specific preparation is required for the test.
Frequently asked questions
Q.What is Hepatitis B infection?
Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver and may cause scarring of the organ. In severe cases, the condition may progress to cancer or lead to permanent organ failure. The infection is spread via contact with the blood, body fluids or open sores of someone who has hepatitis B virus.
Q.Is the test safe?
Yes, the test is absolutely safe. A patient may feel a little uneasiness due to the pricking of the needle.