Test Details

Mnemonic

HBVSC

Ordering Code

3000530

CPT-4 Code(s)

G0499

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 2.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA
Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or grossly lipemic specimens, heparin plasma

Stability

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

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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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
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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