Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure #: MBJ0211A
|EIA for the Detection of Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
|A qualitative and quantitative enzyme immunoassay for the detection of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen in human serum.
|Supplemental Information Required
|Performed on Specimens from (sources)
|Sample/Specimen Type for Testing
|Minimum Volume/Size Required
|Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
|Serum separated from the clot stored at 2°C-8°C up to 48 hours or if longer, it should be frozen at -20°C or below or shipped on dry ice until use.
|At least 2 patient specific identifiers: First and last name as one identifier and a DOB or a unique patient specific identifier (e.g. Medical Record number); must match information on submission form (G2-A).
|Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
|Enzyme Immunoassay for antibody detection
|4 working days
|This assay does not differentiate between a vaccine induced immune response and an immune response induced by infection with HBV.
|Common Causes for Rejection
|Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form
|A non-reactive result does not exclude the possibility of exposure to hepatitis B virus.