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Test Code
shipping instructions CAT B
Order this panel when the patient has a past history (greater then 6 months) of hepatitis of unknown origin, or when evaluating a patient for abnormal liver enzymes of unknown etiology.
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 Linksshipping instructions CAT B
Hepatitis C Virus Testing Algorithm
Container TypeSerum separator tube (gold, brick, SST, or corvac)
Supply Item Numberpicture1467
Specimen TypeSerum
Preferred Volume3 mL
Emergency Minimum Volume1.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells and transfer to a standard PAML aliquot tube.
Store and TransportRefrigerated. Ship Category B
StabilityRoom Temp 8 hours  Refrigerated 1 week  Frozen (-20 °C) 2 months  
Unacceptable ConditionGrossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic samples; lithium heparin
Alternate SpecimensEDTA
CPT Codes86708, 87340, 86704, 86706, 86803
Interface Order Code86999.Z132
Billing CodeHEPCHR
Test ScheduleMon-Sat
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
Reference Ranges
Hepatitis A Virus TotalNonreactive
Hepatitis B Surface AntigenNonreactive
Hepatitis B Core AntibodyNonreactive
Hepatitis C Antibody ScreenNonreactive
Hepatitis B Surface AbNon-Immune< 8.5mIU/mL
Indicates vaccine response or HBV infection> 11.4
Samples with a calculated value of 10 mIU/mL or greater are considered reactive (protective) in accordance with the CDC guidelines.
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
HBsAg is ReactiveHBsAg Confirmation87341BHBSAC

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86287HBs Ag Screen  5196-1
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86287.Z2HBsAG Confirm by Neutralization  7905-3
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86289.Z1HBc Ab, Total  13952-7
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86296.Z1HAV Ab, Total  13951-9
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86302.Z1Hepatitis C Antibody  13955-0
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86706.Z2Hepatitis B Surface AbmIU/mL15193-8
r86999.Z132Hepatitis Panel, Chronic86999.Z86Interpretation  8253-7