New Search

Laboratory Test Directory

Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen, Confirmation

Components

Name Method Department Units
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Ag, Confirmation Chemiluminescence
Immunoassay
Send Out

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun, Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2.5 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 2.5 mL
Alternate

Pink tube (EDTA)

6 mL 2.5 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 2.5 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 2.5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Contamination
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Gross hemolysis
  • Lipemic specimen
  • Heparinized specimens

Comments

Order this assay ONLY when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for hepatitis B surface antigen. This assay is NOT to be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-based Products (HCT/P).

CPT Code

  • 87341