HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODIES, QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.6 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Grossly hemolyzed or grossly lipemic specimens, heparinized plasma

Methodology
Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Qualitative:
   Not Immune:   Negative  
   Immune:   Positive  
Quantitative:
   Not Immune:   <10 mIU/mL  
   Immune:   >=10 mIU/mL  

Performed
Sunday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHBSAB
CPT-4 Code (s)
86706
LOINC Codes
Qualitative:   10900-9  
Quantitative:   5193-8  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory