Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

MiChart Code
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Soft Order Code
HBSAB

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Synonyms

HBSA AB
Hepatitis B Antibody
AHBAQ
HEPATITIS Bs ANTIBODY, QUANT
HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIBODY
A-HBS
HEPATITIS B SURF AB, QUANT.
AHBA

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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.

Specimen Requirements

Offsite 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.

Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.5 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum

Billing Information

CPT Code
86706
Pro Fee Code
 
Insurance Auth Info
 
LOINC
5193-8

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