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Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody (Total) (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HBC AB
POE DESCRIPTION: HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY; HEP B CORE AB; HBC AB
CPT CODE: 86704
TEST INFORMATION: The test includes detection of total antibody to Hepatitis B core antigen; it does not differentiate between IgG and IgM antibody.
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST TM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 5 mL blood (1 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: No Hepatitis B core antibody detected
METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The presence of Hepatitis B core antibody may indicate acute Hepatitis B virus infection, recovery from Hepatitis B virus infection, chronic HBV hepatitis, or an HBV carrier state. Measurement of other hepatitis B antigens or antibodies (e.g., hepatitis B surface antigen or antibody; hepatitis B core IgM antibody) may help differentiate acute from chronic infection.
LAST UPDATED:

3-28-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):HBV Core Antibody; Anti-HBc

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