Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody

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Procedure #:  MBJ0211A


Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Synonym(s):  EIA for the Detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Requisition Form G-2A 
Test Description A qualitative and quantitative enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen in human serum. 
Pre-Approval NeededN/A 
Supplemental Information RequiredN/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A 
Performed on Specimens from (sources)Human 
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum 
Minimum Volume/Size Required500 µL 
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping Serum separated from the clot stored at 2°C-8°C up to 48 hours or if longer, it should be frozen at -20°C or below or shipped on dry ice until use 
Transport Medium N/A 
Specimen LabelingAt least 2 patient specific identifiers: First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical Record number); must match information on submission form (G2-A). 
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements 
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handled as infectious agent using universal precautions. 
  • Triple contained in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents. 
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Method Enzyme Immunoassay for antibody detection
Turn-around Time 4 working days 
Interferences/LimitationsThis assay does not differentiate between a vaccine induced immune response and an immune response induced by infection with HBV. 
Common Causes for Rejection Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form
Additional Information A non-reactive result does not exclude the possibility of exposure to hepatitis B virus. 

Last updated April 13, 2022