Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG/IgM
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
Assess hepatitis B virus infection
Serum or plasma
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube
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.
If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
stable for seven days at 2°C to 8°C.
Non-EDTA plasma specimen; PST gel-barrier tube