Hepatitis B Surface Antigen with Reflex to Confirmation

Supply #T01 - Red/Gray SST 8.5mL

Test Code: 498

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Includes: Positive samples will be confirmed based on the manufacturer's FDA approved recommendations at an additional charge.

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

Collection Guide: 

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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