Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Print

WSLH Department: CDD - Communicable Disease Division
WSLH Test Code: SS00077
Availability: Test is run daily, Monday-Friday
Turn-around Time: 1-4 days
Recommended Uses: For the detection of Hepatitis B Surface antigen
Contraindications: Not intended for use in screening blood or plasma donors.
Additional Tests Performed:
Patient Preparations: Routine blood draw.
Specimen Requirements: 3 ml of serum (1 ml minimum) or 7-10 ml vacutainer, no additives.
Specimen Handling & Transport: Specimens must be stored refrigerated (2-8C) and transported with frozen cool packs. Freeze serum if testing will not be performed within 6 days of collection.
Collection Kit/Container: Serology Specimens
Sterile Transfer Tube
Collection Instructions: Routine blood draw.
Unacceptable Conditions: Specimens that have been heat-inactivated, pooled, grossly hemolyzed, or have obvious microbial contamination. Specimens stored for more than 6 days not frozen at -20 degrees C. Cadaveric specimens or body fluids other than human serum are unacceptable.
Requisition Form: CDD Requisition Form B
Required Information: Laboratory regulations require the following minimum information to be provided on the requisition form for a specimen to be accepted for testing: Patient name or unique identifier; date and time of collection, patient date of birth and sex, specimen type/site of collection, test request(s), clinician name and UPIN, and address for reporting results. Please be certain that name/identifier on the form matches that on the specimen label.
Results Include: Non-reactive or Reactive
Additional Tests Recommended: Hepatitis B Diagnostic Panel is recommended in patients with a positive Hepatitis B Surface Antigen result.
Additional Comments: Not recommended as a standalone test. May be ordered to complete testing started at another facility. Results should be used in conjunction with patient history and other hepatitis markers for diagnosis of acute and chronic infection. Repeatedly reactive specimens are automatically reflexed to the Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmatory assay.
Methodology: Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)
Includes: Qualitative immunoassay for the detection of Hepatitis B Surface antigen. The Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Confirmatory assay will be performed, if indicated, and additional charge(s) will be incurred.
CPT Code: 87340
Price: $23.00
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