Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

Presence of hepatitis antibody indicates previous hepatitis B infection or vaccination. The performance of this assay has not been established with cord blood, neonatal specimens, cadaver specimens, heat-inactivated samples or body fluids other than serum.

Reference Range *

Non-Reactive: <10 mIU/mL (no immunization); Reactive: >=10 mIU/mL (immunization or previous hepatitis B infection).

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Specimen may be stored at room temperature up to 8 hours; specimen should be frozen if assay will not be completed within 72 hours of collection.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
HBSAB
MiChart Code
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Synonyms
  • HBSA AB
  • Hepatitis B Antibody
  • AHBAQ
  • HEPATITIS Bs ANTIBODY, QUANT
  • HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY
  • A-HBS
  • HEPATITIS B SURF AB, QUANT.
  • AHBA
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for longer storage. Specimens in primary collection tubes are stable 8 hours at room temperature and 1 day refrigerated prior to analysis. Post-vaccination samples should be collected 4-6 weeks from the date of vaccination.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube; Green Top Tube (heparinized plasma); Lavender Top Tube (EDTA plasma)
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
86706
Fee Code
JA033
LOINC
5193-8
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