Hepatitis A Antibody, IgM / Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM / Hepatitis B Surface Antigen / Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
Same day as tested
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube. Patient 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 additional testing is ordered, send a separate specimen for this test.
3 mL serum.
2 mL serum.
Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Grossly hemolyzed, lipemic or heat-inactivated specimen; refrigerated specimen received in laboratory more than 48 hours after collection.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST