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 ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.
- Antihepatitis B Core
- Core Antibody
- Core Antibody, Hepatitis (IgG & IgM)
- HEPATITIS B CORE AB, IGG + IGM
- HEPATITIS B CORE AB IgG + IgM
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.
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.