|Last Updated: January 17, 2019 @ 10:13 am|
Hepatitis B Core Antibodies, Total
|Stability:||Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 2 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
|Interpretive Data:||General Reference Range : negative |
ANTI-HBc INTERPRETIVE NOTES:
THIS TEST ALONE CANNOT DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN PAST OR CURRENT HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION, CHRONIC INFECTION OR IMMUNE STATUS. ORDER HEPATITIS B PANEL.
Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with this test and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.