Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitation

Last Modified: 12/4/2015 6:22:56 AM


Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Refrigerated
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: > 9 mIU/mL
Methodology: IA
Clinical Significance: The presence of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) is used to determine immune status to HBV or disease progression in individuals infected with HBV. An increase in anti-HBs levels, together with a loss of detectable circulating hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), denotes convalescence in hepatitis B infections. Futhermore, anti-HBs levels can be measured to determine if vaccination is needed or, following a vaccination regimen, to determine if protective immunity has been achieved
Custom Panel: No

PRODUCTION SCHEDULE

Turn Around Time: 2 to 3 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Departments:
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 8475
Alternate Test Names: Hep B Surface Ab, Quant; Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Immunity, Quantitativ
CPT Coding: 86317

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