Test Catalog

Test ID: CORAB    
Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, with Reflex to Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM, Serum

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

Detection and differentiation between recent and past/resolved or chronic hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection


Diagnosis of recent HBV infection during the "window period" when both hepatitis B surface antigen and antibodies to hepatitis B surface antigen are negative


Not useful for determining immunity to or recovery from hepatitis B viral (HBV) infection

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis B core total antibodies is positive, then hepatitis B core antibody IgM is performed at an additional charge.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

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

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

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


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HBc Total Ab, w/Reflex, S

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

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