Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG and IgM
Soft Order Code
HBCAB

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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

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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

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection Onsite

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Transport specimen to laboratory within 8 hours of collection. Alternatively, centrifuge specimen, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage.

Collection Offsite

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.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86704
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
16933-4

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As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.