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Test Code HBCTM Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, Serum

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

HBC

EPIC Test ID

LAB1242

 

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 Medical 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
Serum SST Frozen (preferred)
  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

Analytic Time

1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

NA

Method Name

Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Test Request Form (T728) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/gastroenterology-and-hepatology-test-request.pdf)