HBcAg (core antigen) is a hepatitis B viral protein produced in an infected person with active viral replication. HBcAg made up of the antigenic 28 nm nucleocapsid core of Hepatitis B Virus. HBcAg (core antigen) is absent and cannot be detected in the serum of infected individuals. Immuno detection of HBcAg can provide a considerable evidence for a viral etiology in hepatitis. The viral antigenic presence in liver cells can be linked with the histopathologic changes, thus facilitating investigation into the mechanism of virus-induced injury. As the patient becomes more symptomatic, HBc antibody becomes detectable. This antibody stains Hepatitis B Virus Core Antigen in nuclei of infected cells in tissue sections stained by immunohistochemical techniques.?
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0.5 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 1 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 6 mL – Manual – RTU, 50 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 100 Tests – Automation – i6000, 200 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Manual