HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY

Mnemonic

HEPBCOR

Synonym

HBcAb - Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total

Includes

Total (IgG and IgM)

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum or plasma (Acceptable anticoagulants include lithium heparin, sodium heparin, di-potassium EDTA)

Handling

Specimens may be stored on or off the clot, red blood cells, or separator gel for up to 3 days at room temperature (study performed at 23 to 30°C) or up to 7 days at 2-8°C. If testing will be delayed more than 3 days for specimens stored at room temperature or more than 7 days for specimens stored at 2-8°C, remove serum or plasma from the clot, red blood cells, or separator geland store at -20°C or colder. Avoid more than three freeze/thaw cycles.


Preferred Volume

2.0 mL

Minimum Volume

1.0 mL

Transport

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

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (20-25°C): 2 days; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 6 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Non-reactive

CPT Codes

Total: 86704

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM