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HEPATITIS B CORE IGM ANTIBODY (HBC-IGM), QUALITATIVE

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HBCM
Performed by? Chemistry
Sendout? no
Price range $$$
In House Availability Daily, Mon - Fri
Principle Microparticle Chemiluminometric Immunoassay.
Interpretation A positive result indicates recent infection (less than 6 months) regardless of hepatitis B surface antigen status. With resolution of infection, the antibody titer becomes negative. The test is used to confirm a recent (less than 6 months) infection with hepatitis B or to diagnose recent hepatitis B infection in the absence of hepatitis B surface antigen.
Container type gold top gel tube
Amount to Collect 2 mL
Sample type Blood
Normal range negative
Synonyms HBC-IGM;
Stability 2 days at 2-8°C, 1 month at -20°C.
References 1. Lemon SM: What is the role of testing for IgM antibody to core antigen of hepatitis B virus? Mayo Clin Proc 63:201-204, 1988.

2. Hepatitis Learning Guide, Abbott Diagnostics Educational Series, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL (1992).

3. Advia Centaur Assay Manual, Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, Malvern, PA. Pub # 07061542, Rev. 6, 2004-08.
CPT coding 86705
Last Updated 10/22/2012 6:22:27 PM
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