|Last Updated: March 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am|
Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
|Stability:||Ambient: 1 Day(s); Refrigerated: 6 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Week(s); Incubated: Unacceptable|
|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.