Presence of hepatitis core IgM antibody indicates acute or very recent 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.
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 (IgM)
- Core Antibody (IgM)
- Core Antibody, Hepatitis (IgM)
- HEPATITIS B CORE AB, IGM
- HEPATITIS B CORE AB IgM
Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze for longer storage.
The Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM assay will be performed automatically on specimens positive for the Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgG and IgM assay.