Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM

Last Modified: 3/27/2019 3:28:27 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 3 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen 
(Do not use frost free units that undergo repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

24 hours unspun
Reference Range: Negative
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.

Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: HBCAB
EPIC Test Code: IMO67
Alternate Test Names: HBcAb
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86705

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