Hepatitis B Core Antibody

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MBF0205A
CPT: 86704

Synonym(s): Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) for the Detection of Antibodies to Hepatitis B Core in Human Serum Specimens
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description An enzyme immunoassay intended for use in the qualitative detection of total antibodies (IgG/IgM) 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 be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 48 hours, the must be frozen and stored at -20°C or colder till tested.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number).
  • 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 contain 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 Gross hemolysis, lipemia and bacterial contamination.
Common Causes for Rejection
  • Insufficient quantity
  • Unacceptable specimen type or source
  • Improper shipping conditions
  • Expired media or collection container
  • Discrepancies between specimen label and submission form
  • 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.