Hepatitis B Surface Antigen HBSAG

Method(s) Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: heparin plasma.

Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 0.5 mL but insufficient for confirmatory testing if required)

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 1 month

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 2010052
CPTCode 87340
Notes

Results of this assay may be falsely decreased (ie: false negative) in patients taking over-the-counter biotin supplements.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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