Specimen Requirements

Title

HEPATITIS Bc (CORE) ANTIBODY IGM

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 14 days; Refrigerated: 31 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day-unless confirmatory testing indicated

Clinical Use

Determining antibody status for Hepatitis B Core IgM antibody.

Test Code

GBCM