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  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody Screen

    Test Name:Hepatitis B Core Antibody Screen
    Epic Order Code:LAB1242  
    CPT Code:86704  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 24 hours
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to laboratory immediately, centrifuge specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 5 days. Store and transport frozen at -20° C if unable to deliver sample within 5 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:Negative
    Additional Information:The Hepatitis B Core Antibody Screen detects both IgG and IgM antibodies. Additional testing of Hepatitis B Core IgM can help to determine and active infection. Specimens containing sodium azide may give false positive results. Do not use heat-inactivated specimens.