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Test Compendium

3051: HEPATITIS B SURFACE AB

Test Code

  • 3051

Test Synonym

  • HBS AB

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Specimen Stability

  • 6 days at 2-8 °C, 3 months at -20 °C; The samples may be frozen and thawed 6 times.

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    < 8.5 .....Negative No evidence of Hep B Immune Response >=8.5 -11.4 .....Indeterminate Unable to determine if anti-Hbs is present at levels consistent with immunity. >=11.5 .....Positive Anti-Hbs concentration detected at >10mIU/mL. Individual is considered to be immune to infection with HBV. see below mIU/mL