Hepatitis B Core Antibody (IgM)Main Content
Test Code: 4848
CPT Code(s): 86705
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance: Hepatitis B core-specific IgM class antibody has been detected in most acute infections and is a reliable marker for acute disease. In some cases, hepatitis B core IgM antibody may be the only specific marker for the diagnosis of acute infection with hepatitis B virus.
Alternative Name(s): Anti-HBc, IgM
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 1 mL
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Rejection Criteria: Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia
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