Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex to ConfirmationMain Content
Test Code: 498
CPT Code(s): 87340
Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)
Includes: Positive samples will be confirmed based on the manufacturer's FDA approved recommendations at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87341).
Clinical Significance: Surface antigen usually appears in the serum after an incubation period of 1 to 6 months following exposure to Hepatitis B virus and peaks shortly after onset of symptoms. It typically disappears within 1 to 3 months. Persistence of Hepatitis B surface antigen for greater than 6 months is a prognostic indicator of chronic Hepatitis B infection.
Alternative Name(s): Australian Antigen,HBsAg,Auszyme
Supply: T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL
Preferred Specimen: Serum
Preferred Volume: 2 mL
Transport Container: Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Transport Temperature: Room Temperature
Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 7 days
Rejection Criteria: Gross Hemolysis, Gross Lipemia
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