Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM (Anti-HAV, IgM) / Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total, IgG and IgM (Anti-HBc Total) / Hepatitis B Surface Antibody (Anti-HBS) / Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAG) / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody (Anti-HCV)
Same day as tested
86704 / 86706 / 86709 / 86803 / 87340
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube. Patients need not be fasting and no special preparations are necessary.
Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 48 hours. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles. If other testing is ordered, send a separate specimen for this test.
3 mL serum.
2 mL serum.
Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Gross hemolysis; gross lipemia; heat-inactivated specimens; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.