Hep B Core IgM Antibody

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MZZ0214A
CPT: 86705

Synonym(s): Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) for the Detection of Antibodies to Hepatitis B Core IgM in Human Serum Specimens
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description An enzyme immunoassay (EDIA) for the qualitative detection of IgM Antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen in human serum
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum
Minimum Volume/Size Required 500 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Serum may separated from the clot may be stored at 2°C to 8°C up to 48 hours, but then must be frozen at -20°C or colder till tested.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • At least 2 specific identifiers: First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical Record number); must match information on submission form(G2-A)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions.
  • Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents.
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Method EIA for the qualitative detection of antibodies
Turn-around Time 4 working days
Interferences/Limitations A non-reactive result does not exclude the possibility of exposure to hepatitis B virus.
Common Causes for Rejection

Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping condition, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form

Additional Information Assay results may be used with other HBV serological markers for the laboratory diagnosis of HBV disease associated with HBV infection