Hepatitis B Core Antibody, TotalMain Content
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
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: 5 days
Rejection Criteria: Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia
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