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HBV CORE TOTAL RFLX

Test Code
HBCABR
 
If the Hepatitis B Core Ab, Total is reactive, a Hepatitis B Core Ab, IgM will be done.
This test may reflex to additional tests depending upon the results of this test. An additional fee will be added if the reflex test is necessary.
Important LinksAcute Hepatitis Algorithm
Chronic Hepatitis Algorithm
SynonymsHEPATITIS B CORE ANTIBODY, TOTAL TO HEPATITIS B CORE IGM (REFLEX)
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume2 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated
StabilityRoom Temp 8 hours  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 2 months  
Unacceptable ConditionGrossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic samples
Alternate SpecimensEDTA, lithium or sodium heparin plasma
LimitationsHeparinized plasma is acceptable, however in some samples it may decrease the reactivity of HBcore Total, while HBcore IgM may show increased reactivity.
CPT Codes86704
Interface Order Code86704.Z1
Billing CodeHBCABR
Test ScheduleMon-Sat
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Reference Ranges
TitleRanges
Hepatitis B Core Ab, TotalNonreactive
Hepatitis B Core Ab, IgMNonreactive
NotesThis test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

Reflex Testing
Reflex ConditionReflex Test NameReflex CPT codesReflex Billing codes
Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total is reactiveHepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM86705BHBCM

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o86704.Z1HBV Core Total to HBV Core IgM
r86704.Z1HBV Core Total to HBV Core IgM86289.Z1HBc Ab, Total  13952-7
r86704.Z1HBV Core Total to HBV Core IgM86289.Z2HBc Ab, IgM  31204-1

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