Hepatitis B Core Antibody

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MBF0205A

CPT: 86704

Hepatitis B Core Antibody
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.

Last updated December 10, 2021