Hep B Viral Load

Hepatitis B can be a complicated liver infection to understand, so additional blood tests may be ordered so your health provider has a better understanding of what kind of care and follow-up is needed.
Anti-HBc IgM or anti-HBc IgG (anti-hepatitis B core IgM or IgG).
Sometimes an anti-HBc IgM or anti-HBc IgG blood test may be ordered to clarify if a person has a new “acute” hepatitis B infection or “chronic” infection.
– A positive/reactive anti-HBc IgM test result usually indicates a new acute infection.
– A positive/reactive anti-HBc IgG test usually indicates a chronic infection.