4254 Hepatitis B Core total

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8° C Non-Reactive

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

ELISA

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

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. HBV vaccination leads to development of HBSAB but not to HBEAB.

CPT Codes

86704

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