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Test Code HBC Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, Serum

Reporting Name

HBc Total Ab, S

Useful For

Diagnosis of recent or past hepatitis B infection

 

Determination of occult hepatitis B infection in otherwise healthy hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers with negative test results for hepatitis B surface antigen, anti-hepatitis B surface, anti-hepatitis B core IgM, hepatitis Be antigen, and anti-HBe

 

This assay is not useful for differentiating among acute, chronic, and past or resolved hepatitis B infection

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum SST


Necessary Information


Date of draw is required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and remove serum from gel within 24 hours.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum SST Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  24 hours

Special Instructions

Reference Values

Negative

Interpretation depends on clinical setting.

See Viral Hepatitis Serologic Profiles in Special Instructions.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86704

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HBC HBc Total Ab, S 13952-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HBC HBc Total Ab, S 13952-7

Reject Due To

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Secondary ID

8347

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.