Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Method Name



Hepatitis B Surface Antigen; HBSAg, Hepatitis B Surface Ag

Specimen Required

one SST/gel tube

Specimen Minimum Volume

2.0 mL of blood

Specimen Stability Information

Centrifuged specimen stable for 5 days refrigerated.

Special Instructions

Reactive specimens will be sent to the reference laboratory for confirmation. Equivocal specimens should be redrawn after a suitable interval as indicated by the clinical history of the patient. The performance of the assays has not been established for populations of immunocompromised or immunosuppressed patients. Results from these individuals must be interpreted with caution.

Performing Laboratory

As ordered. Turn around time is 24 hours.

Reference Values