Ordering Recommendation

Can be ordered as part of the acute hepatitis panel which includes HAV IgM, HBV core antibody IgM, HBV surface antigen, and HCV antibody to determine if patient has acute HBV infection. Refer to Hepatitis Panel, Acute with Reflex to HBsAg Confirmation (0020457).

Mnemonic
HBCABM
Methodology

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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 be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86705

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020092 Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM 24113-3
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Aliases
  • Anti Core IgM Antibody
  • Anti-Hepatitis Bc
  • Core Antibody IgM
  • HBV Core IgM
  • Hep B Core Ab IgM
  • Hep Bc Ab IgM
  • IgM Antibody to Hepatitis Bc
Hepatitis B Virus Core Antibody, IgM