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Test Code HepB S Ab Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Clinical System Name

 Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Synonyms

aHBs

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 0.5 mL

 

Note:           

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:gross hemolysis

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: - 20 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. Serum should be removed from separator for storage.

Specimen may be stored in same container as Hepatitis A total, Hepatitis B Core IgM, Hepatitis B Surface antigen, Hepatitis C Ab.   

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum to plastic aliquot container. Send refrigerated.

 

Note: Performed with other  Hepatitis assays, so specimen may be stored in same container as Hepatitis A total, Hepatitis B Core IgM, Hepatitis B Surface antigen, Hepatitis C Ab.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum Refrigerated 8 h
separated serum Room temp 8 h
  Refrigerated 2 d
  Frozen -20 C 2 m

 

Availability

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

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

Reference values accompany patient report.

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay on Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 0.25mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

86706