Test Name

Hepatitis Panel

Panel includes

  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (all positives will be confirmed)
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody Total (IgM & IgG)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Antibody

Specimen Type & Acceptability

7 days refrigerated

General Use

Screening test for Hepatitis B & C Virus.

CPT Code(s)

87340, 86706, 86704, 86803

Special Instructions

Let clot for 10-20 minutes. After the sample is fully clotted, centrifuge the sample. Verify complete separation of cells and serum and refrigerate.

Container/Tube Type


2 mL Min. vol. = 1 mL

Suggested Tube Types


Typical Volume

Gold Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)

⋜ 5 mL

Tiger Top Serum Separator Tube (SST)
^For larger volume tests

> 5 mL

Red Top Tube (No additive)

⋜ 5 mL

EDTA Whole Blood

3 mL

3.2 % Sodium Citrate Whole Blood

2.7 mL

Lithium Heparin Plasma Separator Tube

⋜ 5 mL