Can be used to help detect acute and chronic HBV infections: it is produced in response to the core antigen and usually persists for life.
Hepatitis B is vaccine-preventable infection with significant degradation of health for people who develop chronic hepatitis. HBV is a transmitted virus which can be aquired by blood or blood products such as syringes/needles, tattooing or body piercing. As well as household items such as razors. It can also be transmitted by sexual contact.