Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: September 17, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2203

Hepatitis B Core Antibodies, Total

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Blue Top (Na Citrate)
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • 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.
  • Minimize air exposure
  • Separate from cells ASAP
Stability:Ambient: 2 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 2 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay, Competition (ECLIA)
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86704
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.
Components:
  • 2203 - ANTI-HBc, TOTAL
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