HEPATITIS B SCREENING PANEL

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 2.0 mL serum (1.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
HBSAG:   Negative  
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix
HBSAB:     
Qualitative:
Not Immune:   Negative  
Immune:   Positive  
Quantitative:
Not Immune:   <10 mIU/mL  
Immune:   >=10 mIU/mL  
HBCAB:   Negative  
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHBVSC
CPT-4 Code (s)
G0499
LOINC Codes
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen:   5195-3  
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Qualitative:   10900-9  
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative:   5193-8  
Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total:   16933-4  

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