Hepatitis B core antibody

Sample type and Volume required: 
5ml clotted blood – red and yellow top
Turnaround time: 
1-2 days during working week. Confirmation from ref laboratory usually 10-14 days
Special sample instructions: 

Indicator of current or previous HBV infection. Should be requested in cases of household contact. Automatically performed on non-responders to Hepatitis B vaccine.

Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015