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Hepatitis B/C Profile

Mnemonic:    [HepB/C]
Name:    Hepatitis B/C Profile
Specimen:    2 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
Neonatal Spec:    0.2 mL
Reference Range:    Qualitative Interpretation
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    Includes:
- HBS Ag - Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with reflex to confirmation if needed.
- HBC Ab, Total - Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total
- HCV Ab, IgG - Hepatitis C Antibody, IgG

See individual tests for detailed methodology.