Ordering Recommendation

Intended for infants born to hepatitis B (HBV) infected women to assess infant’s response to initial vaccination and/or enable early detection of HBV infection.

New York DOH Approval Status

This test is New York state approved.

Specimen Required

Patient Preparation

Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA).

Specimen Preparation

Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 1.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature


Unacceptable Conditions

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


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


Qualitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay




Within 24 hours

Reference Interval

Test Number
Reference Interval
  Hepatitis B Surface Antigen 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).

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

Compliance Category



Performed and Reported times indicated are for screening of Hepatitis B Surface Ag w/ Reflex to Conf and Hepatitis B Virus Surface Antibody. If results for Hepatitis B Surface Ag w/ Reflex to Conf screen is repeatedly reactive with an index value between 1.00 and 50.00, then Hepatitis B Virus Surface Ag, Confirm will be added. Additional charges apply.

Hotline History


CPT Codes

86706; 87340; 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
2014286 Hepatitis B Panel Interp 48767-8
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