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Test ID: CORAB    
Hepatitis B Core Total Antibodies, with Reflex to Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM, Serum

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If hepatitis B core total antibodies is positive, then hepatitis B core antibody IgM is performed at an additional charge.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Serum SST

Necessary Information

Date of draw is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Patient Preparation: For 24 hours before this test do not take multivitamins or dietary supplements containing biotin (vitamin B7), which is commonly found in hair, skin, and nail supplements and multivitamins.

Collection Container/Tube: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and remove serum from clot within 24 hours.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Client Test Request (T728) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.4 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis Reject
Gross lipemia Reject
Gross icterus Reject

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 24 hours