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HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY, IgM

Mnemonic

_HEP B CIGM

Synonym

HBcAb-IgM Specific - IgM Anti-HBc Ab - Hepatitis B Core IgM

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST), 7.0 mL red top tube

Supply Item Number - 101235 or 101192

Handling

Allow serum tubes to clot completely at room temperature (minimum - SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells within 8 hour of collection.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum (0.6 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C), if the specimen will be delayed more than 48 hours, freeze serum at ≤ -20°C

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or plasma specimens, specimens with microbial contamination

Stability

BEFORE SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

24-48 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

CPT Codes

86705

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:02 AM


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