Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total

Supply #193262 Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 501

CPT Code(s): 86704

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Clinical Significance: This assay does not distinguish between Total B core antibody IgG and IgM detected before or at the onset of symptoms; however, such reactivity can persist for years after illness, and may even outlast anti-HBs. Occasionally Hepatitis B core antibody may be the only marker of either current or past Hepatitis B infection.

Alternative Name(s): Anti-HBC; B Core; Core Ab; Corzyme; Hep B Core Ab

Collection Guide: 

Supply: 193262 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: 5 days

Rejection Criteria: Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia

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