What is Anti Hepatitis B Core Antigen?
HBV core antigen (HBcAg) is a protein of 185 amino acid that together with the HBV core antigen e (HBeAg), forms the inner core of HBV. HBcAg has a strong immunogenicity and induces the production of antibodies (anti-HBc) that persist generally for life time. Anti-HBc IgM appears shortly after the onset of HBV infection and can usually be detected in serum soon after the appearance of circulating HBsAg and HBeAg.
Hepatologists or Liver specialists, Infectious disease specialists, General physician, General Medicine, Gastroenterologists