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Hepatitis B core antibody, IgM

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB549

 

Synonyms: 

Anti-HBc, IgM

Methodology: 

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Sun

Reported: 

4 hours -1 day for routine orders

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.0 mL.

 

Notes: 

Reflex Criteria: Anti-HBc IgM is reflexively added to specimens positive for HBsAg and also to specimens positive for anti-HBc total and negative for anti-HBs.

Reference Interval: 

Negative 

CPT Code(s): 

86705

Last Changed: 

01/05/2017 12:34:07

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 9:57:50 AM