HEPATITIS B CORE IgM ANTIBODY

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum refrigerated in screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens, heparinized plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix.

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHBCM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86705
LOINC Codes
31204-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory