|hepatitis core antigen
Apr 25, 2002
In occult HBV infection due to suspected simultaneous HIV co-infection, is core antigen always detectable in serum in the absence of other serological markers? Thanks for your assist.
| Response from Dr. Fried
HB core ANTIBODY would be detected in serum and indicate exposure to HBV. By itself without other HBV serologies, it could not differentiate between a past, recent, or current HBV infection.
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