Test Details

Mnemonic

HBSAG

Ordering Code

3000660

CPT-4 Code(s)

87340

Specimen Information

Collect

SST

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Plasma: Lavender EDTA, green sodium heparin, green lithium heparin
Serum: Red-top

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens, sodium citrate plasma

Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Negative
See also Immunology Viral Serology Appendix.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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