Specimen Requirements

Title

HEPATITIS Bc (CORE) ANTIBODY, TOTAL (IGG/IGM)

Specimen Requirement

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

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay (CMIA)

Stability

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

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day (unless confirmatory testing indicated)

Clinical Use

This assay can be used as an aid in the diagnosis of individuals with acute or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and in the determination of the clinical status of HBV infected individuals in conjunction with other HBV serological markers associated with HBV infection.

Test Code

GBCAB