Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Last Modified: 8/24/2020 2:45:18 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 365 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 5 days Refrigerated

24 hours unspun
Reference Range:


Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody concentration of >10 mIU/mL should be considered immune to Hepatitis B

Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated.


Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: HBAB1
EPIC Test Code: IMO5017
Alternate Test Names: HBsAb; HBsAb, Quantitative
Included Tests: Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative; Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Interpretation
CPT Coding: 86706

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