Test directory: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Ordering Code500
Test NameHepatitis B Surface Antibody
Hep B Surface Ab
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Handling InstructionsADD-ON WARNING: LIS may restrict add-on requests for this specific test based on available tubes due to the potential of carryover that exists when adding on to previously aliquoted tubes using non-disposable pipettes.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 6 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Plasma stability: Refrigerate 2 Days only
Rejection CriteriaInsufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits,
Wrong specimen type
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time2 Days
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Hepatitis B Surface AntibodyALLNEGATIVENEGATIVE