Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 25, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2103

Hepatitis B Surface Antigen

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Green Top (Li Heparin)
  • One Green Top (Na Heparin)
  • One Lavender (EDTA)
  • One Pink Top (EDTA)
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 3 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.

Also Acceptable:
  • 3 mL (Min:1.5 mL) Plasma . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • For patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (>5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
  • Minimize air exposure
  • Reflexes to HBsAg Confirmation (test #3155) if result is Positive. Additional charges will apply.
Stability:Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 6 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
Methodology:
  • Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay, Sandwich (ECLIA)
Performed:Mon-Fri
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87340
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : negative

HBsAg INTERPRETIVE NOTES:
NEGATIVE: NO EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE (ACUTE OR CHRONIC) HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION.
POSITIVE: CONSISTENT WITH ACTIVE (ACUTE OR CHRONIC) HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION. PATIENT IS INFECTIVE FOR HEPATITIS B.

Biotin in specimens taken from patients on high-dose biotin therapy or supplements may intefere with this test and cause inaccurate test results. It is recommended that for patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (> 5 mg/day), no laboratory test specimen should be collected until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.
Components:
  • 2103 - HBsAg
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