Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG/IgM

Test ID: 

705080

CPT code:

86704, 86705

Synonyms:

Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG, IgM, Differentiation
Anti-HBc, IgG/IgM Diff
Antibody to Hepatitis B Core Antigen, IgG/IgM Diff
HBcAb, IgG/IgM Diff

Clinical Use:

Assess hepatitis B virus infection

Specimen Type:

Serum or plasma

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)

Container Type: 

Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Patient Preparation: 

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

Collection:

If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate

Stability Requirements:

stable for seven days at 2°C to 8°C.

Rejection Criteria

Non-EDTA plasma specimen; PST gel-barrier tube

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