Antihepatitis B Core (IgM)
Core Antibody (IgM)
Core Antibody, Hepatitis (IgM)
HEPATITIS B CORE AB, IGM
HEPATITIS B CORE AB IgM
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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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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 2 days or freeze for longer storage.
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.