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Test Code HEP A&B Hepatitis A and B Battery

Clinical System Name

Hepatitis A & B Battery


Screen includes Hepatits B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Hepatitis B Core IgM Antibody and Hepatitis A Total Antibody.  See Related Tests below for links to individual components.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red

Preferred Vol: 5 mL

Minimum Vol: 5 mL


Note: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody requires Gold SST or Red. 


Processing Instructions

Reject due to

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. 2.2 mL serum/plasma should be removed from separator for storage.


Off-site collection: Spin blood, transfer serum/plasma to plastic aliquot container. Refrigerate specimen.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
serum/plasma  Room temp 8 h
  Refrigerated 5 d
  Frozen 4 w



STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, F 1 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    



Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617




Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.


Method: Chemiluminescent immunoassay by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 2 mL serum or plasma


CPT Codes


87340, 86705, 86706, 86708