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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):Tops are gold and red.
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.