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The Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a pathogen that causes hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening liver infection. The Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test is a laboratory test that detects the presence of total antibodies to the hepatitis B core antigen (anti-Hbc) in the blood. Anti-Hbc antibodies are produced by the immune system in response to exposure to the hepatitis B virus. The presence of these antibodies indicates either a current or past infection with the virus. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms of hepatitis B and the sample procurement method, procedure, and treatment for the Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test.

Symptoms of Hepatitis B

While most people with acute hepatitis B experience no symptoms, others may experience mild to severe symptoms. The symptoms become apparent between one to six months after exposure to the virus. The symptoms of hepatitis B are as follows:
- Fatigue
- Fever
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea
- Vomiting
- Joint pain
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)

If left untreated, hepatitis B can lead to serious health problems like liver damage and liver cancer.

Test Procedure

The Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test requires a blood sample, which can be obtained from a vein in your arm using a needle. Before the test, you do not need to fast or make any other special preparations. Once the blood sample has been collected, it will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. The laboratory will use an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test to detect the presence of Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY in your blood.

Treatment for Positive Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY Test Result

If your Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test result is positive, it means either you have a current or past hepatitis B infection. It does not indicate whether you have an active infection or are contagious. Your healthcare provider may recommend further tests to determine the extent of the infection and whether you need treatment. If you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, your treatment plan will depend on the severity of your infection.

Booking an Appointment for Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY Test

Clients can book an appointment for the Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test at Apollo 24|7 centre. The test results will be available within five days after the sample is collected. Early detection of hepatitis B can prevent serious complications. Patients will receive accurate and reliable results from Apollo 24|7's state-of-the-art laboratory.

Benefits of Early Diagnosis

Early diagnosis of hepatitis B is important because it can prevent serious complications such as liver damage and cancer. It also allows for early treatment, which increases the chances of recovery. Additionally, getting an early diagnosis can help prevent the spread of hepatitis B to others.


In conclusion, the Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test is a critical test for detecting hepatitis B in individuals. It is a blood test that requires no special preparation. Patients can book an appointment at any Apollo 24|7 centre for the test and will receive their results within five days. Early detection of hepatitis B is vital for preventing serious complications. By getting tested early, individuals can benefit from more accurate results and earlier treatment, which increases their chances of recovery.

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver.
Hepatitis B can be transmitted through sexual contact, sharing needles and syringes, and from mother to child during childbirth.
There is no cure for hepatitis B, but it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.
Yes, a vaccine is available to prevent hepatitis B.
The Hbc TOTAL ANTIBODY test is an accurate way to determine whether you have been exposed to the hepatitis B virus.

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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results