Hepatitis B Virus Core Total Antibodies with reflex IgM

Last Modified: 7/18/2016 8:15:24 AM


Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Minimum Volume: 0.8 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; Gross Lipemia
Reference Range: Non Reactive
Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Clinical Significance: Anti-HBc can be used to detect antibodies against hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) in serum and plasma following exposure to infectious hepatitis B virus (HBV). Anti-HBc is detectable shortly after the appearance of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). As the appearance of anti-HbsAg may be delayed after HbsAg clearance, anti-HBc is sometimes the only serological marker for HBV infection and potentially infectious blood. Anti-HBc is found in acute and chronic hepatitis B patients and also indicates past resolved infection
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 2476
Included Tests: Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM; Hepatitis B Core Ab Total
CPT Coding: 86704

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