Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibodies (Total)
0020091
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HBCAB
Methodology
Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: K2EDTA plasma.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized plasma. Specimens containing particulate material. Heat-inactivated, severely hemolyzed, or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Negative  
Interpretive Data
This assay should not beused for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).  
Note
This assay tests for IgG and IgM antibodies, but does not differentiate between them.
CPT Code(s)
86704
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020091Hepatitis B Core Antibodies, Total13952-7
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Aliases
  • Anti Core Antibodies
  • Anti-Hepatitis Bc
  • Antibody to Hepatitis Bc
  • Core Antibody IgG/IgM
  • HBV Core Total
  • Hep B Core Ab IgG/IgM, Hep Bc Ab IgG/IgM
  • Hep B Core Total Ab
  • Hepatitis B Immune Status Profile, Serum