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HEPATITIS B CORE TOTAL ANTIBODY (HBC)

Department: Virology
Test Synonym(s): HBC
CPT Codes: 86704
Methodology: CIA
Reference Range: Negative, positive or indeterminate
Tube Type: Red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum only
Pediatric Requirements: Red top microtainer (1 mL) x2
Volume: 100 uL
Minimum Volume: 100 uL
Temperature: Allow to clot, store refrigerated (2-8C)
Stability: Room temperature (15-30 C): 24 hours; 2-8 C: up to 6 days; Longer than 6 days: remove serum from clot and store at -20 C
Reasons for Rejection: Same assay within 4 days, obvious microbial contamination
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Morning and afternoon
TAT: 2 hours to 2.5 days

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