Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HEP B CORE AB G+M

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
HBCAB      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86704.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 17577

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Gold-top (serum separator) microcollection tube
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to clot. Centrifuge and submit 1 mL serum. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated.
Specimen stability:
Stable 5 days at 2-8°C, 2 months frozen.
Rejection criteria:
Specimen will be rejected if stability limit has been exceeded or if specimen is hemolyzed, lipemic or icteric. Add-ons available only to unopened tube.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative.
CPT code(s):
86704
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Qualitative detection of total antibodies, Immunoglobulin G, and Immunglobulin M, to the core antigen of the hepatitis B virus.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Synonyms:
ANTI-HBc [IgG & IgM]; CORAB G&M, HBc-Ab G&M
Hepatitis B core antibody IgG and IgM
Clinical significance:
HBc total assay is for the qualitative determination of total antibodies (IgG and IgM) to the core antigen of the hepatitis B virus (HBc Total) in human serum or plasma.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 11/05/2018

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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