anti-HBc


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an·ti-HBc

Antibody to the hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg).
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an·ti-HBc

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Antibody to the hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg).
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anti-HBc

Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen. The presence of anti-HBc in a sample of serum is an indication of infection (past or present) with hepatitis B virus.
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Occurrence of OBI in total anti-HBc positive subjects varies in different parts of India [0% in Chandigarh, 20.87% in New Delhi (Northern India), 30% in Ganjam and 21% in Kolkata].
The samples were tested for serological markers of HBV infection (HBsAg, anti-HBc and anti-HBs) using commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits according to the manufacturer's instructors (Acon, San Diego, CA, USA).
When the serum was positive for either HBsAg or anti-HBc, HBV DNA levels were analyzed using real-time PCR.
In two other investigations conducted in the State of Sao Paulo, OBI was diagnosed by nested PCR in sera of 12 of 50 (24%) (20) and 15 of 106 (14%) anti-HBc positive patients with chronic HCV infection (21).
It is also suggested in the literature that all patients receiving chemo- and immunotherapy should be tested at least once for anti-HBc antibodies before starting therapy and monitored periodically for ALT elevations22.
The diagnosis of OBI was made when either real-time or nested PCR showed HBV DNA in the absence of detectable HBsAg, regardless of being seropositive or negative either for anti-HBc or anti-HBs or both markers.
Among the 2195 collected blood samples, 268 were anti-HBc positive/HBsAg negative.
Anti-HBc IgM was present in 7 out of 96 subjects who tested positive for anti-HBc total.