Chronic Hepatitis B Panel

Abbrev Code:HCE   
Order Code:LAB1089Order Name:Chronic Hepatitis B Panel
Synonyms:LHE LAB551
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86704 x1, 86704 x1, 86706 x1, 86706 x1
Test Includes:Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Hepatitis B Core Total Antibody
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day; positive results are reported within 3 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Green (lithium heparin, gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Serum is preferred. EDTA or heparinized plasma will be accepted. Serum is the only acceptable sample for neonates.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; turbidity

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection and aliquot 0.6 mL; 0.3 mL minimum.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:After separation from cells: Up to 7 days refrigerated. Freeze aliquot sample if stored more than 7 days.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Architect A) 


Reference Range:Non-reactive; refer to individual test codes.
Use:Used in the diagnosis of acute or recent (usually 3 months or less) hepatitis viral infection.

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