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Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Also Known As

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, HBC

The Purpose of a Hepatitis B Core Antibody Test

Hepatitis B can take a toll on your health if left unchecked. This type of viral hepatitis infects the liver and is easily transmissible  — you can get it through unprotected sex, sharing drug needles, or other contact with bodily fluids that are infected with hepatitis B. This disease is unpredictable because some people only experience mild symptoms over a short period of time, while others get chronic hepatitis B, with long-term consequences and challenges that can include liver disease or liver cancer. Your risk of contracting hepatitis B increases if you do not get vaccinated against the disease. If you’re not vaccinated and believe you are at risk, a hepatitis B core antibody test can help.

Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total (501)

What Does the Hep B Core Antibody Test Measure?

The hepatitis B core antibody lab looks for IgM and IgG antibodies produced by the immune system in response to a hepatitis B infection.

Who Should Take a Hep B Core AB Test?

Testing is advised if you’ve been exposed to bodily fluids from someone who has hepatitis B. You may also want a hepatitis B test core ab total blood test if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:


  • Loss of appetite
  • Jaundice (including yellow skin and dark urine)
  • Low-grade fever
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach pain and nausea
  • Muscle and joint aches

Hep B Core Antibody Test Preparation

You’re not required to follow any special instructions prior to taking the Hep B core AB test.

Hepatitis B Core AB Total Blood Test Results

positive test result means you have, or previously had, hepatitis B. A negative test means there is no presence of hepatitis B in your body.

Where Can I Get a Hepatitis B Core AB Total Test Near Me?

You don’t want to be guessing whether you have hepatitis B; your health is too important.

When you shop online at Personalabs, you can choose from more than 400 health tests, including a wide selection of liver tests. It couldn’t be easier to take care of your health:

Step 1: Purchase your test of choice from Personalabs. (A doctor’s approval may not be needed beforehand, depending on the state where you live.) Download the lab order that comes with your test; you’ll need it for your bloodwork.

Step 2: Use our lab locator to sift through our 4,000-plus partner facilities across the country and find the one that’s most convenient for you. We work with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of the most esteemed lab companies in the nation.

Step 3: Bring the test order with you to the lab for your appointment and get your blood drawn.

Step 4: Look for your results in your confidential Personalabs portal between 2 and 10 business days after your test. Contact us if you need the results by a certain date and we can reach out to the lab for you. We also have board-certified physicians you can meet with during a telehealth visit if you need a consultation.

Shop our tests today and discover how Personalabs can help you safeguard your health.

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