Ordering Recommendation

Indicates stage of infection. Use to monitor patients with chronic hepatitis B infection and known positive Hepatitis B surface antigen.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Refer to individual components.


Serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 2.5 mL).

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized plasma, specimens that are heat-inactivated, grossly hemolyzed, grossly icteric, grossly lipemic or specimens containing particulate material.


After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 30 days (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)


Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay




Within 24 hours

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Negative
  Hepatitis Be Antigen Negative
  Hepatitis Be Antibody Negative

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).

Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Less than 10.00 IU/L : Negative
Greater than or equal to 10.00 IU/L: Positive

Compliance Category



Order this panel when the patient is known to have chronic hepatitis B infection to determine the degree of infection and monitor the development of immunity. If results for HBsAg are repeatedly reactive with an index value between 1.00 and 50.00, then HBsAg Confirmation will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

86706; 86707; 87340; 87350; if reflexed, add 87341


Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0020089 Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 5196-1
0020090 Hepatitis B Surface Antibody 5193-8
0020094 Hepatitis Be Antigen 13954-3
0020095 Hepatitis Be Antibody 13953-5
0020522 Chronic Hepatitis B Panel Interpretation 45159-1
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  • Chronic HBV panel
  • chronic Hep B Panel
  • Chronic Hepatitis B Panel
  • H Be Ab
  • H Be Ag
  • HBs antibody
  • HBsAg
  • Hepatitis B Immune Status Profile, Serum
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
  • Hepatitis Be Antibody
  • Hepatitis Be Antigen
Hepatitis B Virus Panel, Chronic with Reflex to HBsAg Confirmation