Ordering Recommendation

Monitor post-liver-transplant therapy with hepatitis B immunoglobulin in HBV-positive patients and ascertain response to HBV vaccines.

Mnemonic
HBSAB
Methodology

Quantitative 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. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

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
Less than 10.00 IU/L Negative
Greater than or equal to 10.00 IU/L Positive

Interpretive Data

This assay 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

Results greater than 1,000.00 IU/L are reported as greater than 1,000.00 IU/L

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020090 Hepatitis B Surface Antibody 5193-8
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Aliases
  • Anti-HBs Titer, S
  • Anti-Hepatitis Bs
  • Antibody Titer to Hep B Surface Ag
  • Antibody to Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • HBsAB
  • HBV Hep B Surface Ab
  • Hepatitis B Immunity
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Quantitative
  • Hepatitis Bs
Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antibody