Specimen Requirements

Title

HEPATITIS Bc (CORE) ANTIBODY, TOTAL

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temp: 14 days; Refrigerated: 31 days; Frozen: 2 months

Reference Range

By Report

Turnaround

1 day (unless confirmatory testing indicated)

Clinical Use

Determining the status of Hepatitis B Core antibody (total IgG & IgM)

Test Code

GBCAB