Test directory: Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total

Ordering Code499
Test NameHepatitis B Core Antibody, Total
AliasHBcAb, Total
Hep B Core Ab
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in Citrate, 3.2% (Lt Blue), Plasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in
Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Collection InstructionsSeparate serum from cells within 2 hours from the time of collection if possible.
Handling InstructionsADD-ON WARNING: LIS may restrict add-on requests for this specific test based on available tubes due to the potential of carryover that exists when adding on to previously aliquoted tubes using non-disposable pipettes.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 5 Days
Frozen: 2 Months
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Wrong specimen type, Serum or plasma had been through 4 or more freeze and thaw cycles
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time2 Days
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, TotalALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE