Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Presence of hepatitis core antibody indicates previous hepatitis B infection. The performance of this assay has not been established with cord blood, neonatal specimens, cadaver specimens, heat-inactivated samples or body fluids other than serum.

Reference Range *

Non-Reactive

Test Limitations

Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours; specimen should be frozen if assay will not be completed within 72 hours of collection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
HBCAB
MiChart Code
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG and IgM
Synonyms
  • AHBC
  • Antihepatitis B Core
  • Core Antibody
  • Core Antibody, Hepatitis (IgG & IgM)
  • HEPATITIS B CORE AB, IGG + IGM
  • A-HBC
  • HEPATITIS B CORE AB IgG + IgM
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube; Green Top Tube (heparinized plasma); Lavender Top Tube (EDTA plasma)
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Additional Information

The Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM assay will be performed on all positive specimens at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.

Billing
CPT Code
86704
Fee Code
23349
LOINC
16933-4
NY State Approved
No