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Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code CORE
Test group Hepatitis
Performed by Immunology
In House Availability Monday-Friday (day shift)
Method Microparticle Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Processing notes Refrigerate sample
Normal range Negative
Synonyms HBcAb; Hep B Core Antibody; HBcAg; HBV; anti-HBc; anti-HBcAg
Stability Refrigerated 6 days
Turn around times 1-3 days
Additional information A marker of HBV infection at some indefinite time in the past, this assay may be positive when anti-HBs is negative. Although this test can be helpful in implicating a possible viral etiology of unexplained cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma, it has no role in the diagnosis of acute HBV infection.

This test is not FDA approved for donor screening. For pre-transplant donor screen see Pre-Transplant Send out (PTXID).

Positive results are automatically forwarded to California public health per regulations. However, this does not absolve the ordering provider from any additional reporting if such is required.
CPT coding 86704
LOINC code 16933-4
Last Updated 5/29/2016 9:44:39 PM
Entry Number 477
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