HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY (TOTAL)

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens, PST tubes, heparinized plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 12 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix.

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHBCAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86704
LOINC Codes
22316-4

Warde
Medical
Laboratory