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HEPATITIS CHRONIC PANEL

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HEP CHRONIC

Includes

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen; Hepatitis B Core Total Antibody; Hepatitis B Surface Antibody; Hepatitis C Antibody

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, two 5.0 mL gold (SST), or two 7.0 mL red top tubes

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 ASAP. 

Preferred Volume

4.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

2.5 mL Serum (7.5 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 contaminated with microbes

Stability

BEFORE SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Refrigerated (2-8°C): 24 hours

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Room Temperature (18-26°C): 1 hour; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Note

Due to stability requirements, this test cannot be added on to specimens that were received for any other testing.

Performed

Mon-Sat

Reported

24-48 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody:  Non Reactive 
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen:  Non Reactive 
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total:  Non Reactive 
Hepatitis C Antibody:  Non Reactive 

Comments

Reactive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen will reflex to the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmatory neutralization test for an additional charge.  Reactive Hepatitis B Core Antibody will reflex to the Hepatitis B Core IgM antibody for an additional charge.

CPT Codes

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody: 86706, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen: 87340, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total: 86704, Hepatitis C Antibody: 86803, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Confirmatory: 87341, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM: 86705

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


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