Hepatitis B core total antibody

Alphabetical Test listing

Hepatitis B core total antibody-688

  
Hepatitis B core total antibody
  
688
  
86704.0
  
HBC
  
Anti-HBc Aby
Anti HBC
Hepatitis B core antibody
HBc antibody
  

HBc total antibody measures both IgG & IgM but when reactive, does not distinguish between the two. If acute infection is suspected, order an Anti-HBc IgM

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
EDTA plasma
  

Lt green PST - Spin

Dk green/Lavender - Spin and separate

  

Plasma separator (Lt green PST) or

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Ambient - 3 days

Frozen - 6 months

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Sa
  
1 - 2 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

  

Non-reactive

  
86704
  
11/30/2001
  
03/04/2021
  
02/10/2020