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Hepatitis B core IgM

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,


Turnaround Time:

3 days

Detection of hepatitis B core IgM to detect recent infection or flare in chronic infection. 

Non-requestable - tested as part of Hepatitis B markers profile

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis