HBIM - Overview: Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM, Serum

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Test Name

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

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 (HBsAg) and antihepatitis B surface (anti-HBs) are negative


Differentiation between acute and chronic or past hepatitis B infection in the presence of positive antihepatitis B core.

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 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)