Hepatitis B Core IgM

Useful For:
Useful in diagnosis of recent Hepatitis B infection.

Methodology: Electrochemiluminescence

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 1.0 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.


  • A dedicated, primary sample tube is preferred.
  • 1 lavender-top (EDTA plasma), 1 plain, red-top tube (serum) or 1 green-top (heparinized plasma) may also be used.

Analytical Time: 3 days

Days Set Up: Varies

CPT Information:
86705 –