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Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM

Source Blood
Mnemonic AHBCM
If test is ordered on a Provincial Lab requisition, order HBC IGM PROV.
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube
0.5 mL serum

Collection can be combined in one 5 mL SST tube with other Hepatitis Serological Markers.

PSC only: 1 x 5 mL orange top RST tube is acceptable within one hour of lab closing.

Specimen Handling If patient is known to be HBsAg positive all specimens collected on the patient MUST be transported under TDG regulations.
Additional Information
Testing Location Immunochemistry
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s)

One of Hepatitis Serological Markers

Anti-HBc IgM (IgM antibody to Hepatitis B Core Antigen)

Reference Interval Negative