HBC - Overview: Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: HBC    
Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, Serum

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

Diagnosis of recent or past hepatitis B infection


Determination of occult hepatitis B infection in otherwise healthy hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers with negative test results for hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis B surface, anti-hepatitis B core IgM, hepatitis Be antigen, and anti-HBe.


This assay is not useful for differentiating among acute, chronic, and past or resolved hepatitis B infection.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

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

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

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


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

HBc Total Ab, S

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

Anti Core Antibodies
Anti-Hepatitis Bc
Antibody to Hepatitis Bc
HBV (Hepatitis B Virus)
Hepatitis B Core Ab IgG and IgM, S
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Hepatitis Bc