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Test ID: HBIM    
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM, Serum

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011


NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of acute hepatitis B infection


Identifying acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in the serologic window period when hepatitis B surface antigen and anti-hepatitis B surface are negative


Differentiation between acute and chronic/past hepatitis B infection in the presence of positive anti-hepatitis B core

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HBc IgM Ab, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Anti-HBc (Immunoglobulin M)
Antibody to Hepatitis Bc
COREAB IgM, S performed at Mayo New England
HBV (Hepatitis B Virus)
Hep B Core Ab IgM Fract performed at Mayo New England
Hep B Core IgM Fraction performed at Mayo New England
Hepatitis B Core Ab (Anti-HBc [IgM]), S
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Hepatitis Bc
Hepatitis Bc Antibody (IgM)
Anti-Hepatitis Bc (IgM) (Immunoglobulin M)