Ordering Recommendation

Can be ordered as part of the acute hepatitis panel which includes HAV IgM, HBV core antibody IgM, HBV surface antigen, and HCV antibody. Refer to Hepatitis Panel, Acute with Reflex to HBsAg Confirmation (0020457).

Mnemonic
HBSAG
Methodology

Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay  

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

Within 24 hours

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1 mL) Also acceptable: K2EDTA plasma.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized plasma. Specimens containing particulate material. Heat-inactivated, severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval
Test Number
Components
Reference Interval
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen Negative
0020128 Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen, Confirmation Non Confirmed

Interpretive Data

This panel of assays should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Performed and Reported times indicated are for screening of the HBsAg. If results for HBsAg screen are repeatedly reactive with an index value between 1.00 and 50.00, then HBsAg Confirmation will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87340; if reflexed, add 87341

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020089 Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 65633-0
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Aliases
  • Chronic Hep Screen B
  • HBsAg
  • HBsAg screen
  • HBV Surface Antigen
  • Hep B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis Bs Ag
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antigen with Reflex to Confirmation