Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Core Antibody, IgM Order Code : HBCA
Synonyms: Hep B Antibody, IgM ANTI-HBC
Specimen Type: Preferred: Serum; Acceptable: Plasma
Container Type: Preferred: SST Gold-top gel tube; Acceptable: Mint-top gel tube (lithium heparin); Red-top tube (Plain) no additive; Light-blue-top tube (sodium citrate); Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 3 mL whole blood; 1.5 mL serum or plasma
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL whole blood; 0.5 mL serum or plasma
Methodology: Immunoassay
Standard Run Times: Mon-Fri
Turnaround Time: 3 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum and plasma to a separate tube. Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport serum and plasma frozen.
CPT Codes: 86705
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB549
SHC EPIC Code: LABHBCA
Causes For Rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. Gross bacterial contamination.
Department: Special Chemistry