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Test ID HBC Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis of recent or past hepatitis B infection

 

Determination of occult hepatitis B infection in otherwise healthy hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers with negative test results for hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis B surface, anti-hepatitis B core IgM, hepatitis Be antigen, and anti-HBe

 

This assay is not useful for differentiating among acute, chronic, and past or resolved hepatitis B infection

 

This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for blood donor specimens.

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay (CIA)

Reporting Name

HBc Total Ab, S

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot serum into a plastic vial within 24 hours of collection.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 28 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Reference Values

Negative

Interpretation depends on clinical setting.

See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles in Special Instructions.

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86704

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HBC HBc Total Ab, S 13952-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HBC HBc Total Ab, S 13952-7

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved, or is exempt by the US Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

Report Available

Same day/1 to 3 days

NY State Approved

Yes

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728)

Testing Algorithm

See HBV Infection-Diagnostic Approach and Management Algorithm in Special Instructions.