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.

Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
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