Hepatitis B Core Antibody (HBcAb), Total
|Container Type||Green Top Tube
|Turnaround Time||1-5 days|
|Methodology||Chemiluminescent Sandwich Immunoassay
Test performed using Atellica IMAnti-Hepatitis B core Total (HBcT) chemiluminescent assay. Assay performance characteristics have not been established for the Atellica IM HBcT assay used in conjunction with other manufacturers’ assays for specific HBV serological markers.
|Transport Temp||Refrigerate 2°-8°C|
|Instructions||Refer to Interpretation of Hepatitis B Virus Results (HBV) under RESULTS and REPORTING section of this manual.
This test has potential interference when a 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 suggested 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.