Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Hepatitis B Core Antibody

Test Name: Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Alternate Name(s): CORE
Anti HBc (IgG + IgM)
Laboratory: Core Lab/Microbiology
Specimen Type: Adult:
5 mL Gold top Vacutainer

Pediatric:
0-2 yrs: Gold 0.5pk.
2-10 yrs: 2 mL Gold top
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
0800 - 1600 h
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Up to 48 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2007-05-01
Revised Date: 2019-10-16
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Testing detects both IgG and IgM antibodies (total). This test can be a life-long Hepatitis marker that represents past infection with Hepatitis B.
Special Processing:  
Comments: If test is ordered at UH, testing will be performed at UH Core Lab. If test is ordered at VH, then testing will be performed in Microbiology (VH).
Method of Analysis: Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HpBCoreAb
 
Referred To:  

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