HEPATITIS Be ANTIGEN

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST tube. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Plasma: EDTA, Heparin Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Heat inactivated samples, Body fluids, grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative
See also Immunology Viral Serology appendix

Performed
Tuesday, Friday

Turnaround Time3-4 days
Test CodeHBEAG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87350
LOINC Codes
39007-0

Warde
Medical
Laboratory