|Mnemonic: ||[HepBc Ab]|
|Name: ||Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total (HBcAb)|
|Specimen: ||1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Serum is the preferred sample for Hepatitis testing. |
Samples should be frozen (-20C or below) if testing will not be completed within 48 hours. Repeated freeze/thaw cycles should be avoided as this can cause analyte deterioration.
|Minimum Spec: ||0.5 mL|
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerate|
|Spec Stability: ||Stable 2 days refrigerated.|
|Reference Range: ||Negative|
| Method: ||Chemiluminescent Immunoassay|
|Note: ||Tests for Total IgG and IgM antibodies; does not differentiate.|
EDTA and citrated plasma may also be used.