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2461: Hepatitis B Virus Evaluation Print View
Hepatitis B Core Ab Total IA  Nonreactive   
Hepatitis B Core Antibody IgM IA  Nonreactive   
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody IA  Nonreactive   
Hepatitis B Surface Ag CL  Nonreactive   

PRIMARY
1 Serum 5 (4) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma EDTA 5 (4) mL   Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 21 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 5 Day(s)  

Differential diagnosis of hepatitis and to stage hepatitis B infection. IgM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen is a reliable marker for acute hepatitis B viral infection. Presence of hepatitis B surface antibody is an indicator of clinical recovery and subsequent immunity to hepatitis B virus. This test is useful for evaluation of possible immunity in individuals who are at increased risks for exposure to hepatitis B, ie., hemodialysis unit personnel, venipuncturists, etc. Evaluation of the need for hepatitis B immune globulin after needlestick injury. Evaluation of the need for hepatitis B vaccine, and to follow immune status after hepatitis B vaccine. Hepatitis B surface antigen is the earliest indicator of the presence of acute infection. Also indicative of chronic infection.

Certain reactive HBSAg results are confirmed by neutralization and can
require up to 2 mL of additional specimen. Sample requirement must be
met to prevent a QNS (Quantity Not Sufficient) result.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Codes
86704,86705,86706,87340

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Certain Retest zone reactive specimen for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen are confirmed by Neutralization for an additional charge (CPT 87341). Add 2 days to turnaround time.






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