Hep B Core IgM Antibody

Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody

Laboratory Fee Schedule

Procedure: MZZ0214A

CPT: 86705


Hepatitis B Core Antibody
Synonym(s):Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) for the Detection of Antibodies to Hepatitis B Core IgM in Human Serum Specimens
Requisition FormG-2A
Test DescriptionAn enzyme immunoassay (EDIA) for the qualitative detection of IgM Antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen in human serum
Pre-Approval NeededN/A
Supplemental Information RequiredN/A
Supplemental Form(s)N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources)Human
Sample/Specimen Type for TestingSerum
Minimum Volume/Size Required500 µL
Storage/Preservation Prior to ShippingSerum 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 MediumN/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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MethodEIA for the qualitative detection of antibodies
Turn-around Time7 days
Interferences/LimitationsA 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 InformationAssay results may be used with other HBV serological markers for the laboratory diagnosis of HBV disease associated with HBV infection

Last updated May 24, 2021